Rift Goes Free to Play
Trion Worlds has just dropped a bomb on all their fans and on the general MMO scene: Rift, their popular fantasy themepark MMORPG is going to become Free-to-play!
RIFT free-to-play will arrive on June 12th, 2013 with the massive Empyreal Assault content update, which will add to the game a new zone, world events, chronicle and more.
“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,” said Bill Fisher, Creative Director of RIFT. “After taking our time and planning a careful transition; we are very excited to bring an enhanced game experience to everyone, without barriers.”
All players will be able to explore the entire world of Telara for free and will have access to the expanded in-game RIFT Store where a variety of services mounts, boosts, wardrobe items, and more will be available for purchase. There will still be the chance of an optional subscription. Moreover, for all the previous subscribers there will be loyalty and currency rewards for their time spent playing RIFT thus far.
Source of information: Trion Worlds press release