September 9, 2009
TURBINE LAUNCHES free-to-play DUNGEONS & DRAGONS oNLINE®:
First Premium Free-to-Play Game Now Open For Business
announced today the launch of Dungeons & Dragons Online®:
Eberron Unlimited™ (DDO Unlimited), a free-to-play massively multiplayer
online role playing game (MMORPG) which 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 in premium subscription-based MMOs. DDO
Unlimited introduces 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. Starting today, players can download
and play DDO Unlimited for free by visiting
changes the way gamers experience their online entertainment by providing
them with a choice in how they pay and play for a premium MMO,” said Jim
Crowley, CEO of Turbine, Inc. “The DDO Unlimited Beta program has been a
huge success and the initial response to the game from both press and
players has been nothing short of phenomenal. In response, we have already
more than doubled our capacity to handle the increased demand.”
is the most innovative, exciting and feature rich MMO to ever hit the free
to play market,” said Fernando Paiz, Executive Producer of DDO Unlimited.
“We’ve come a long way since our launch and it has been very rewarding to
see the positive response to the game from players and reporters alike. DDO
Unlimited’s future is very bright and we’re already getting more adventures
ready to introduce to the game later in the year.”
delivers the best combat of any MMO and the most heart-pounding action this
side of a keyboard, plus a lot more!
Unlimited’s New Content & Features
– DDO Unlimited delivers a new class, increases the level cap to 96 ranks,
introduces new adventure packs including a new 12-player raid, and features
major combat improvements.
Fiercest Combat of any MMO
– DDO Unlimited features an extraordinary heart- pounding combat experience
that requires players to fully engage in the battle by relying on their wits
and reflexes in real time. No more clicking skills and watching the action
from the sideline.
– Explore a vast and dangerous online world that features the most advanced
graphics in the industry and is stuffed with the legendary monsters,
glorious treasures, devious traps, mind-bending puzzles and endless
adventures from the world’s best known RPG.
– Experience sophisticated systems found only in the best games including
auctions, NPC hirelings, arena death matches (Player versus Player),
crafting, and powerful social tools for finding a group, forming a guild or
planning an epic raid!
Easier Than Ever!
– DDO Unlimited gets you playing in minutes instead of hours, using new
proprietary Turbine technology. Creating a new character is incredibly
simple with guides and templates that speed you through the process.
Features an all-new new player experience that gives gamers their first
taste of excitement quickly while teaching them how to play solo or with a
group of fellow adventurers.
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.