Play Lord of the Rings Online, Free Forever…

Defeat Sauron my lord.

Get your defibrillator and heart medication out, and take a seat. In a move that will no doubt send shock-waves through the industry, Turbine has announced that Lord of the Rings Online is going free-to-play, following the system of Dungeons and Dragons Online. Starting this fall, players in Europe and North America will have access to the game for free, no subscription.

“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is bringing quality games based on The Lord of the Rings to multiple platforms, and the franchise’s expansive adventure story lends itself perfectly for LOTRO free-to-play, giving a wide range of players the opportunity to experience the game, We are focused on expanding our game franchises onto new digital platforms to maximize quality experiences for gamers worldwide and LOTRO’s new model is a great leading example of this.”
-Jeff Junge, Warner Bros

From my understanding, the original Lord of the Rings game will be available for free, with expansions sold much like Dungeons and Dragons Online’s adventure packs, alongside convenience items, quest packs, and more. Or, buy VIP access and get hold of everything plus a nominal allowance of Turbine points, for a flat monthly fee! According to the announcement, up to level 50 is free.

More on Lord of the Rings Online as it appears.

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