Tag Archives: Free Realms
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 22:15 BST
During the Q&A session following John Smedley’s keynote at GDC Austin, the SOE president informed attendees that Free Realms should land on PS3 sometime during the middle of 2010 and may also support the PS Eye.
“It’s next year sometime, toward the middle of the year,” he said. “For the PlayStation 3 version, it’s very likely that the Eye is going to be something we support.”
More through Joystiq.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 21:29 BST
Free Realms has officially hit the five million users mark, according to SOE’s John Smedley.
Speaking during GDC Austin, Smedley revealed the number during his keynote.
The free-to-play MMO has been live since April 28, and back in July Smedley told Gamasutra that the game was close to the five million account mark then.
Looks like it finally made it.
More through Massively.
Sat, Aug 22, 2009 | 22:05 BST
Loads of World of Warcraft stuff is coming out of BlizzCon 09, but you knew that already.
We also told you about the new CCP game Dust 514 this week thanks to GamesCom, but there is other stuff that went on in the world of MMOs as well.
The Avaline service is now available in Second Life, Warhammer Online is having it’s Wild Hunt Event, an Aion has revealed the Cleric class.
More is through the break.
Fri, Jul 24, 2009 | 19:16 BST
Sony Online’s Free Realms has close to 5 million registered players and the game has only been live since April 28, according to SOE president John Smedley,
During it’s first ten days, the game hit 1 million subscribers and has steadily grown by leaps and bounds each week.
Smedley attributed the popularity and success of the game to the company’s free-to-play business model, with microtransactions.
More through Gamasutra.
Thu, Jul 23, 2009 | 17:16 BST
Sony and DC Comics are to publish a comic based on the Free Realms MMO
WildStorm will handle the distribution and J.S. Lewis, author of the Grey Griffins children’s series, will pen it.
First issue is expected July 29, and includes the “Spider Bite Sword” which is a free in-game item.
A preview of the comic and more info can be retrieved through MMORPG.
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 | 21:18 BST
Mon, Jun 15, 2009 | 14:43 BST
Hold on to your hat, granddad. SOE said this morning that teen MMO Free Realms has punched through the 3 million player mark in under seven weeks.
The publisher claimed 2 million players a month after ship.
The title released on April 28. All usage signs are pointing to a mega-hit.
The game’s a micro-transaction-based affair, with the basic game being free to play.
Press release below.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 | 17:02 BST
In just seven weeks, Sony’s Free Realms can lay claim to 3 million users.
On May 27, the MMO already had 2 million, so in the span of 2 weeks, it jumped another million.
“SOE worked diligently over the past four years to ensure that Free Realms would take the online space by storm,” said John Smedley, president of SOE.
“We are pleased to be able to provide such a vast, in-depth and, most importantly, fun world to an average of 500,000 new gamers per week.”
Wow. Just wow.
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 | 20:45 BST
E3 was a very busy week for all involved whether they were at the show or not. Loads of games were unveiled, peripherals, and tons more stuff happened.
MMOs were there too though, and while the majority didn’t make the front page, loads of stuff pertaining to the genre happened or is going to happen.
Find out exactly what after the jump.
Wed, May 27, 2009 | 15:20 BST
Free Realms has been out a month and already it can claim over 2 million unique users.
According to Sony, 75 percent of the players are under 17 years old, 46 percent are under 13, and a third are female.
“In less than a month, Free Realms has captivated a core player base of tween and teen gamers, while also strongly resonating with MMO gamers,” said SOE president John Smedley.
“We wanted to create a game to play with our families and are excited to have hit the mark with our intended audience.”
Earlier this month, Sony announced that within 17 days 1 million users had already flocked to the game.
More over at GI.Biz.
Fri, May 15, 2009 | 19:33 BST
Sony has announced that over one million users have signed up for its MMO Free Realms during the first 17-days of launch.
In celebration, SOE is rewarding all current Free Realms players with limited edition in-game T-shirt featuring special graphics, a matching pet T-shirt for their four-legged friends, and 200 Station Cash to use toward the purchase of in-game items.
The one-millionth player gets a lifetime membership to the game, a one-of-a-kind in-game astronaut suit, and 10,000 in Station Cash.
“The excitement surrounding Free Realms, and the positive response the game has already received, is overwhelming,” said SOE’s John Smedley. “To achieve this milestone so rapidly speaks to the quality and the fun gameplay experience Free Realms offers to players of all ages.”
Press release is below.
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 | 13:26 BST
As you can see from the game’s official site, SOE’s Free Realms is launching today.
The MMO’s aimed at teenagers, but that probably won’t stop some of you. You can be a goblin with a traffic cone. Or a squirrel. It doesn’t get much better than that.
We’ll let you know when it goes live.
Mon, Apr 20, 2009 | 23:19 BST
Sun, Apr 12, 2009 | 12:34 BST
Nothing major really took place in the land of MMOs this week, but there were are loads of little things that matter to someone out there.
That’s why we’re here.
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 | 01:39 GMT
This week wasn’t too eventful in the way of MMO news, other than Warhammer consolidating server populations and luring gamers back with some goodies. But we already touched on that, it’s, like, old.
Today, news reached us that Second Life is trying to deal with all of the adult content in the game, Zork is no longer going to be an MMO, and EverQuest II players are currently inebriated with Brewday. Who wouldn’t look forward to Brewday?
Hit the break for all you need to know about the goings-on in the land of MMOS this week.
Thu, Feb 12, 2009 | 21:57 GMT
SOE MMO Free Realms will launch in early April, Eurogamer reports.
The news comes from a press event in London today.
The beta test will begin very soon – within “a couple of weeks”, according to associate art director Sebastian Strzalkowski.
The game’s aimed at 10-14 year-olds, but when did that stop anyone?
More through there.
Sun, Jan 18, 2009 | 20:25 GMT
Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed to IGN that family-friendly MMO, Free Realms, is yet to be dated for PS3.
The confirmation came after an ESRB listing revealed a Q2 release date for PC, but nothing for PS3.
SOE said that a PlayStation 3 version is still planned, but could no offer nothing more specific than that.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jun 26, 2008 | 06:58 BST
It is what it is. And what it is is below:
- The Agency (PC, PS3)
- Free Realms (PC, PS3)
- EverQuest II (PC)
- EverQuest (PC)
- Legends of Norrath: Oathbreaker (PC)
- Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (PC)
It’s all been added to IGN’s Big E3 List, which you may as well bookmark.