Looks like it is $50 USD up front and at least $13 per month, for an
online-only game. MultiPlayer BattleTech was downloadable and $40 per month
for a while. I wasn't playing then. They didn't charge that much for long.
I really don't like the idea of paying online subscription vendors with my
credit card. Too much of a hassle. They reserve the right to charge
whatever they feel is appropriate. I dont even let my telephone company do
that. If they let me decide how much to pay electronically, that would be
different. My bank is giving me "online bill pay" for free now which allows
us to specify the amount of payment and the form clearly states the option
for "one time payment." Apparently they know how I feel about the liberal
approach online subscription vendors have taken, beginning with Internet
Service Providers. And thru my bank's online bill pay is how my ISP is paid
Note that purchasers of the full game will receive their "free month of
game play" after supplying valid billing information. If you cancel your
subscription during the free month, no charges will be made to your credit
In reallity that month costs $50 doesn't it?
So the demo of Planetside costs $50 USD, requires submission of credit card
information (under the terms of their End User License Agreement), and
lasts no longer than one month. How weird.
If it were a fantastic game (relative to the other choices) for about $10
per month, maybe, but Sony wont get easy access to my wallet governed by a
lawyer-speak EULA for a game, no matter what they charge.