Turbine has announced the launch of its Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited (DDO) freemium MMORPG in French and German. The new localized versions of the game are intended to serve European players. DDO was initially published in Europe by Codemasters, but Turbine chose to take over the European service itself last July. It’s worth noting that the freemium Eberron Unlimited version of DDO didn’t launch in Europe until Turbine took control of the property in that region.
“We’ve successfully migrated players from the former European service and we are very excited to begin welcoming thousands more to DDO Unlimited,” said Fernando Paiz, Executive Producer of DDO Unlimited, in a press statement. ”This is going to be another outstanding year for the game as we continue to roll out new content and features for our growing legions of players. We’re very excited to begin engaging directly with German and French speaking players and look forward to introducing them to a truly premium free to play MMORPG.”
DDO is based on the classic Dungeons & Dragons license and features action-oriented gameplay, advanced 3D graphics, and a full array of features typically found only in subscription MMOs. Users can begin playing the game for free and use microtransactions to purchase virtual goods, additional content, and account features. Users can also opt to pay an optional monthly subscription fee to get full game access and premium services. Since going freemium, Turbine reports that DDO’s revenue has tripled.
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