Sony Online Entertainment's MMOFPS title, PlanetSide
, will soon feature a free-to-play service alongside
its existing subscription tiers. Currently scheduled for Valentine's Day, the "Fodder Program" will allow free
players full access to the game, but impose limits on their BattleRank and CommandRank, restricting their arsenal.
Also planned to kick off at the same time is an improved training system for new players, meaning that newbies
should be able to jump into battle within a few minutes. SOE may be anticipating competition from the upcoming MMOFPS
, or trying to attract new players in hopes of revitalising the game--but a free service should benefit
anyone wishing to try out a new genre of MMO.