Fans of Hero Games and City of Heroes, take note: there’s a bargain you may want to look into. Perhaps it’s a sign of how excited gamers are for the next Cryptic Studios MMO launch, but I’ve never heard of this sort of deal before (though admittedly, I’m not currently in the market for a new MMO addiction, so this deal may not be as unusual as it seems). Cryptic is offering lifetime subscriptions to Champions Online for $199, as well as six-month subscriptions for $59, until 11:59pm on August 31. Cryptic is throwing in access to the Star Trek Online closed beta to increase the enticement, as well as special in-game character costumes for both games, a Foxbat action figure, and extra character slots. Maybe you’re going to wait and check out Champions Online at PAX 2009 next weekend (we sure plan to), but if you’re fairly certain you plan to get your MMO supers on, this could be your time to act.
I have heard of this once before. A cool but rather buggy game called hellgate london offered this. it was a cool game but due to problems unfortunately unplayable. so alas, I stopped playing, they had free to play, or a subscription to ongoing content. and a lifetime opportunity. moral of the story. I think they went under a year or so after launch. then their parent or whoever pulled the plug on the online service. everyone who paid for lifetime. shafted. moral of the story.
anyways, I don’t think these guys will have that problem being a much bigger company. but just throwing that out there. That and the review from gamespot said they have enough content for your just about your free month. but they’ll probably fill it in with something interesting and the game will evolve.