Sony Online Entertainment has officially announced their decision to provide those playing DC Universe Online on PC or PS3 with a Free 2 Play option along with two other modes.
Although this may seem like a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to alledged low subscriber woes, Sony is adamant that the Free 2 Play option was the company's preferred business model from the beginning. Should a player wish to play DC Universe Online for free, they will have access to all current DC Universe gameplay including Gotham City and Metropolis as well as 2 character slots. However, those who have already subscribed to the title or who those who have bought $5 worth of in game iterms will have Premium membership which includes even more character slots, inventory slots, and a higher cash limit. Finally, there's the Legendary membership which, for $15 a month, players can enjoy all DLC at no additional cost, 15 character slots, more than 80 inventory slots, and the ability to form leagues.
Sony has also gotten rid of the auto re-subscribe thanks to fan feedback and promises that all of this will be up during October.