Lego Universe Going Free-to-Play

The LEGO group has announced that the LEGO themed MMORPG, Lego Universe, will be going free-to-play this summer. This will allow players to play the full game as much as they want, but they will be limited to two of the game's 15 zones. Lego Universe will also be switching to free digital download instead of the current boxed product.

The current fee of $10 a month will be used to obtain a full access account which lets you explore the other 13 zones and allows you access to community features such as expansion packs and competitions.

There are currently no plans for micro transactions.

"We see LEGO Universe as a key element for our digital play division, and are adjusting the business model to make the game more accessible to players, without the immediate obligation to purchase or subscribe," said Jesper Vilstrup, vice president, the LEGO Group.

Lego Universe will join City of Heroes in the latest high profile MMORPGs to go free-to-play.