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Vanguard goes free-to-play

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Sony Online Entertainment's massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Vanguard Saga of Heroes is going free-to-play, the publisher announced today.

Sony Online Entertainment's massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Vanguard Saga of Heroes is going free-to-play, the publisher announced today.

The fantasy game was originally released under a monthly subscription model, but with the move to free-to-play the game will instead have two membership levels: Free and Gold.

Free members will have access to a selection of races and classes and will be able to play for free up until level 20. Some characters will max out at level 55. Features will also be restricted for elements such as races, bag slots, guild functions, and character slots.

Gold members pay a premium subscription fee of $14.99 a month, which provides players will full access to all items, classes, races and features.

"SOE recognized the successful evolution of free-to-play online gaming early on and we were one of the first publishers to truly embrace the business model," said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. "We have a long history of providing rich and compelling content to our online worlds through the free-to-play model, and with Vanguard's transition, we continue that legacy with one of our most popular titles."

The free-to-play model is detailed here.