Free Realms hits the 10 million user mark

By Stephany Nunneley
2 April 2010 21:38 GMT


SOE has revealed that its free-to-play MMO Free Realms has surpassed over 10 million registered users since its April 2009 launch.

Last month it was revealed that the game had reached 9 million.

“Reaching 10 million registered players on the eve of Free Realms’ first birthday is an incredibly exciting event for SOE and our passionate online community,” says SOE president John Smedley.

“Millions of gamers have confirmed that the genre we pioneered over 11 years ago with the original EverQuest continues to evolve and expand to include new styles of gameplay that reach a wider audience than ever before.”

To celebrate, there’s month-long festivities planned.

Funtime for all starts in mid-April with decorations, live community events, two new combat mini-games, party hats, commemorative in-game t-shirts, new mounts like the rainbow mane Unicorn, Beetle, and Balloon Animal Pets, as well as Chick and Rabbit Pet Pals, according to Gamasutra.

There will also be 15 birthday quests and very large cake fight where players will be tasked to prevent “the ruin of the Free Realms birthday bash by Cakenstein, a colossal monster made from cake recipes gone wrong.”

SOE is also running a Double Station Cash Weekend promotion, for all its games.

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