Sony Online Entertainment has officially relaunched its fantasy MMORPG Vanguard Saga of Heroes as a free-to-play game worldwide. SOE claims that Vanguard Saga of Heroes' transition to a free-to-play model marks the beginning of an "exciting new direction" which will include entirely new game enhancements, regular updates and brand new content.
"Moving to a free-to-play model allows the opportunity to expand the Vanguard universe by adding and tailoring content to appeal to all types of players," said Andy Sites, Director of Development, Sony Online Entertainment. "We have significant plans for new content that we cannot wait to share with the community. The development team is designing and implementing all new quests that take players through some of the most beautiful and challenging areas in the game."
Under the new free-to-play model Vanguard Saga of Heroes offers players two membership levels - Free and Gold:
Free members can play some classes up until level 20, while a selection of other classes can max out at level 55. Some game features and content are restricted, such as races, bag slots, guild functions and character slots.
Gold Members - Gold membership is available for $14.99 USD per month and provides players with full access to all items, classes and races, along with full access to all game features such as Broker System, Brotherhoods and Housing. Additionally, Gold Members have access to 12 character slots plus unlimited coin acquisition.
You can learn more details about the new memberships at www.vanguardthegame.com/free.
Vanguard joins SOE's free-to-play line-up alongside such titles as EverQuest, Free Realms, EverQuest II, DC Universe Online, Wizardry Online, and many other games.