(Source) According to an article from GameSpot, Gazillion Entertainment, which boasts online titles including Lego Universe, Marvel Superhero Squad and the delayed Jumpgate Evolution, has announced that their Next MMO, Marvel Universe, will be Free to Play. Personally, this is an awesome piece of news. DC Universe for me got boring as there aren’t really enough players in my servers, while City of Heroes/Villain and Champions Online wasn’t really up to my taste. But with a Free to Play business model, I hope Marvel Universe will be “the” superhero MMO to rule them all.
Quote from the article:
While the Marvel executives seemed happy to at least speak about the game in broad terms, the Gazillion execs were much more tight-lipped. After revealing that the game will, in fact, be a free-to-play game, Brevik refused to give any specifics about the game’s monetization strategy, suggesting only that it’s planned to be “the biggest triple-A free-to-play MMO designed that way from the ground up,” and that the studio has “a lot of great ideas on how to monetize the game” that it was not yet ready to divulge.