DC Universe online gets microtransactions

Could new in-game marketplace signal a planned shift to free-to-play?

Sony Online Entertainment has launched an in-game marketplace for PC and PS3 MMO DC Universe Online.


According to Massively (via MCV), microtransactions are currently pretty limited, with only a few items to choose from - Proto Repair-Bots and Vault Tickets.

Nothing has officially been said on the matter, but reports are speculating that the introduction of microtransactions could potentially signal plans to take the game down the free-to-play route, a growing trend in recent months in the MMO genre (Champions Online, City of Heroes, Lord of the Rings Online, World of Warcraft).

[ SOURCE: Massively ]