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DC Universe Trophies Are Only for Premium Members, Sony Explains Why

September 20, 2011 Written by Jonathan Leack

Yesterday it was announced that, within a year of release, DC Universe Online is moving towards a free-to-play model. However, fans were shocked to learn that those who choose to avoid the optional premium membership won’t be able to unlock trophies. While many have been questioning why, Sony has quickly interjected their rationale.

Lorin Jameson, Executive Director of Development at Sony Online Entertainment, has explained why only Legendary Access members of DCUO will have the ability to unlock and earn trophies. She posted the following comment:

PS3 requires that only paid games reward trophies. Legendary access players will still be able to earn trophies though.

Legendary Access will cost $14.99 a month, which is what players have been paying since the game’s launch in January. While the membership will include DLC packs, extra character slots, and a few other benefits, it’s a hefty price tag for trophy hunters. With that said, there isn’t much to complain about when all things are considered, and DCUO is likely to become one of the most competitive subscription-less MMOs on the market.