Who doesn’t love things that are free? We certainly do, especially when those things are games. PSN already has it’s share of free to play MMO’s, with the high profile Neverwinter and Let it Die having joined the roster last year, the options for some gratis online goodness are ever expanding. The trend continues, as publisher En Masse Entertainment have announced today they are bringing another well known PC title to consoles later this year. TERA, the action oriented MMORPG from Bluehole. The game has been developing over the last five years of its PC lifespan and the console release will include the entirety of TERA’s expansive world and will be fully free to play. Check out the console release trailer above.
For those who don’t know Bluehole’s MMO, TERA is perhaps best known for its ‘true-action’ combat, a skill based combat system that shares more in common with brawlers than it does your average MMO’s ‘auto-attack and cooldown skills’ setup. The style seems suited to consoles and the PC release already supports gamepad use but even so, the developer is redesigning the system for the console release. Publisher En Masse tells us the control scheme and UI will be rebuilt from the ground up with a home console experience in mind.
En Masse Entertainment CEO Sam Kim had this to say about the announcement,
“We have an amazing and ever-growing player base on PC and we can’t wait to share TERA with a brand new audience on consoles. Everyone at En Masse Entertainment and Bluehole is putting an incredible amount of effort into making sure that console players have the best TERA experience possible, and can enjoy the wide range of content the game has to offer.”
You can check out the current PC version of TERA on its official website here. If you can’t wait to get a taste of the console experience, the developer is currently accepting signups for the game’s closed beta here (both PS4 and Xbox One versions). Neither the game itself or the beta have been given a firm release date, with ‘later in 2017’ being the official line on both.
Have you played TERA on PC? Are you excited to see this coming to consoles? What about the lineup of free to play options on PSN, looking good? Give us your thoughts down in dem comments.
En Masse Entertainment Press Release
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