RIFT, the award winning MMORPG from Trion Worlds, will become totally free-to-play on June 12th. The company responded today to the community’s demands and announced the abolition of monthly subscriptions – “players will be able to experience the entire game world; every dungeon, every zone, and every level and get full access to all current and future game updates”.
Bill Fisher, Creative Director of RIFT reveals how the company decided to turn this game into a free title
We have been listening to feedback from our players and watching the continuously developing MMO community, and are now ready to launch RIFT as a premium free-to-play experience. After taking our time and planning a careful transition; we are very excited to bring an enhanced game experience to everyone, without barriers.
The free-to-play launching will be celebrated with a a massive content update 2.3, the Empyreal Assault, which will unlock an exciting new zone and several events.