Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO) will soon become free-to-play in the United States when it launches its latest update, Eberron Unlimited, but our European brothers and sisters will have to wait on their free-to-play option. Codemasters, the regional publisher for DDO, clarified this point on their official website shortly after Turbine's Announcement.
Today Turbine announced the start of its Beta program for a new digital upgrade for DDO called Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited, (DDO Unlimited).
As in the past, Turbine will be running this Beta program on its servers in North America to get the game ready for launch. This is a very exciting time for DDO and in the coming months, Turbine will unveil their plans to roll out DDO Unlimited to players around the world.
To clarify, for the time being, DDO Europe will not be assuming this new business model and the European DDO game service will remain a monthly subscription-based game with all new content created available to all subscribers, as has been the model up until now. As the Beta progresses we will release more information regarding the future plans for EU players.
As soon as we have more news from Turbine on what happens next we will share it.