There was a time when Trion swore that RIFT was a subscription game worth paying for and that free-to-play was not in the books. That stance has since changed amidst a market being oversaturated with countless free-to-play titles flooding out of every corner imaginable. Today TrionÂs flagship MMORPG makes the jump to free-to-play with the launch of 2.3: Empyreal Assault.
Along with the new free-to-play model, new content has also been deployed with the update that includes the new region of Dendrome, additional open-world raid bosses, a new Chronicle, and more.
Read the 2.3 patch notes for more details and check out the latest trailer below.
THE AGE OF FREE-TO-PLAY HAS DAWNED ON RIFTÂ®
Update 2.3: Empyreal Assault Brings New Content for Everyone
Redwood Shores, CA (June 12, 2013) RIFTÂ®, the award-winning MMORPG from Trion Worlds , is now entirely free-to-play with no trials, no tricks, and no traps. Players around the world can Build their Perfect Class, engage titanic bosses in Massive Dynamic Battles, achieve greatness through epic dungeons and raids, and so much more Â all without a subscription. The new era of truly free-to-play gaming has dawned on Telara!
ÂThe aim is to keep free and paid players on the same level Â this is not pay-to-win,Â said Bill Fisher, Creative Director of RIFT. ÂPlayers will see key differences between RIFT and other MMOs that have adopted free-to-play: we donÂt restrict content, and we donÂt offer pay-to-win items.Â
There are no restrictions on levels or content for registered free players; the entire world is open to explore and conquer. The expanded in-game RIFT Store offers thousands of items and services Â from faction changes to mounts, pets, boosts, and much more Â but the best gear must be earned in-game. For those looking for the ultimate RIFT experience, a subscription is available that offers a suite of awesome ÂPatronÂ benefits.
Update 2.3: Empyreal Assault is a huge update featuring a massive new zone (Dendrome), 10-player raid, Chronicle, open-world raid bosses, game performance improvements, and more! Play your way in RIFT as the Ascended face the Architect swarms consuming the Dendrome, and celebrate new freedoms with Atrophinius and his merry Satyrs in the whimsical town of Hailol.
To learn more about RIFT Free-to-Play, visit: http://www.riftgame.com/en/promo/freetoplay.php