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Rift goes free-to-play on Steam, three new bundles announced

Monday, 28th October 2013 15:40 GMT By Dave Cook

Rift developer Trion Worlds has made its MMO free to all on Steam. The studio has also announced three new game bundles filled with digital bonuses.

In a press release issued to VG247 today, Trion Worlds confirmed that gamers will be able to access the full game and its 16 major updates absolutely free of charge.

Scott Hartsman, CEO of Trion Worlds said in a statement, “Steam has been an amazing partner for Trion. When we first launched Rift, Steam’s dedicated community of gamers helped bring our vision of a dynamic, exciting world to life. We’re thrilled to now bring the free version of the game to the largest network of PC gamers online.”

As part of the shift away from subscription models, Trion has launched three Rift special editions that contain bonus game currency and other goodies to help them on their way. Details of Rift: Ascended Edition, Rift: Patron Edition and Rift: Ultimate Hardcore Patron Edition can be found over on the developer’s blog here.

The bundles are as follows:

Rift Ascended Edition – $19.99

  • $10 Credit Pack (500 Credits)
  • 15-day Patron Pass
  • Tartagon Mount
  • Bogling Wastrel Companion Pet
  • 24-Slot Bag

Rift Patron Edition – $39.99

  • $15 Credit Pack (2250 Credits)
  • 30-day Patron Pass
  • Tartagon Mount
  • Spindrel Mount
  • Cyclone Mount
  • Bogling Wastrel Companion Pet
  • Mini-Regulos Companion Pet
  • 24-Slot Bag
  • Personal Banker
  • Portable Teleporter
  • Faction Tabards

Rift Ultimate Hardcore Patron Edition – $99.99

  • $50 Credit Pack (8500 Credits)
  • 60-day Patron Pass
  • Tartagon Mount
  • Spindrel Mount
  • Cyclone Mount
  • Armored White Tiger Mount
  • Ghost, the While Hellbug Mount
  • Bogling Wastrel Companion Pet
  • Mini-Regulos Companion Pet
  • 24-Slot Bag
  • Personal Banker
  • Portable Teleporter
  • Faction Tabards
  • Votan Fragger Weapon Transmog

Are you playing Rift? Is this shift to free overdue or still welcome?

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3 Comments

  1. GrimRita

    Surprised its taken them this long to get on Steam

    #1 9 months ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    I think this is a debut of Free to Play for Rift on Steam. The game’s been available F2P for a while. Additionally, with the exception of two crossover items from Defiance ($100 pack exc), these bundles are constructed of pieces that have been available in previous “editioms” of Rift (may still be available as add-ons?). There’s not much new for vets.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. Arcnail

    Really did want to like this game.. but was too close to WoW.

    #3 9 months ago

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