today, Ten Ton Hammer was informed that the highly anticipated
launch for DDO: Unlimited would be pushed back until September 9th.
While many players have been eager to dive into the next step in the
evolution of Eberron, the developers at Turbine have committed
themselves to delivering a high-quality experience which they believe
the extra time will help them achieve.
style="font-weight: bold;">TURBINE ANNOUNCES NEW
LAUNCH DATE FOR
& DRAGONS ONLINE®: EBERRON UNLIMITED™
Digital Upgrade To Go Live on 9/9/09
Turbine, Inc. announced today Dungeons & Dragons
Online®: Eberron Unlimited™ (DDO
Unlimited), a free digital upgrade for Dungeons & Dragons
Online®: Stormreach™ will now launch on September 9,
2009 in North America.
“We’ve had a tremendous response to DDO Unlimited
from the players and press who are participating in our beta
program,” said Fernando Paiz, Executive Producer of DDO
Unlimited. “We’ve been holding a series
of live events as part of the beta program and have seen an
unprecedented level of participation from players. While we are very
pleased with the performance of the game and are excited about the
response from the players, we are committed to delivering a
high-quality experience. We feel that more time is needed to
deliver on this commitment. As a result, we are delaying our
launch to ensure that we can support the massive increase in players
that we are expecting and deliver them a free to play experience like
DDO Unlimited will raise the level cap, introduce a new player class
and add major new content, as well as make the game free to play for
everyone. The new DDO Unlimited delivers heart-pounding game play
featuring the industry’s best combat system, a massive world
with state-of-the-art graphics and gameplay, and a rich set of features
that until now could only be found only in premium subscription-based
MMOs. DDO Unlimited will introduce an innovative new pricing
model that allows players to download and play for free, purchasing
adventure packs, items, and account services a la carte from the new
DDO Store, or to subscribe to get unlimited access to all of the
game’s content. Turbine will provide DDO VIPs early
access to the game to beginning September 1, 2009 and will provide
free, unlimited access to everyone on September 9, 2009.
DDO Unlimited is based on the world-renowned DUNGEONS &
DRAGONS® franchise of Wizards of the Coast LLC, a
subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc.® (NYSE: HAS), under
license to Infogrames Entertainment S.A.® Published
by Atari, Inc.®, DDO has been enthusiastically received by many
gaming critics, including The New York Times, PC Gamer, Game Informer
and many more. For the latest information, please visit www.ddo.com.
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