One of the news pieces we found out about last week was the pricing finally announced for Cartoon Network
's upcoming MMO, FusionFall
. According to our little mice within their network, it will start out at $5.95 for one account, and then jump to a Family Subscription rate of $9.95 for up to four accounts. Sony Online Entertainment has been offering a Station Access Pass
on all their games for a long time now. One of their MMOs is $14.99, but to subscribe to more, you can get a pass that costs $30 per month, giving you access to all the SOE
games you own - up to 8 different games in all. Lord of the Rings Online
has run subscriptions at $9.99 per month - or $299 lifetime - for a truly gorgeous world.
It seems that MMO companies are slowly starting to catch on that a cheaper price point will draw more interest; especially in the current economy when people are re-evaluating their MMO subscriptions
. Our question today is this: what price point would get you to consider either trying a new MMO, or resubscribing to one you liked but just can't justify any longer? Perhaps $10 per month like LotRO
's special pricing? $5? Would allowing you to group subscriptions up on the cheap like FusionFall
's model get you to bring back another account?