Hi-Rez Studios has announced that its flagship title, Global Agenda, is going free to play with the mid-April update. Called 'free agent' mode, the new model will give access to all areas and up to level 50. For $19.99, players can upgrade to 'elite status' which allows for faster leveling, gear acquisition, currency and other priority features. In addition to the F2P model, players will have the Dome Defense Raid content to look forward to with the update.
Players who previously purchased Global Agenda will be automatically upgraded to elite status.
“Global Agenda has never required a monthly subscription to play and, for a while now, we have offered a generous free trial for the game.” said Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios COO. “Our experience with the limited free trial has demonstrated to us the great demand among free-to-play gamers for a AAA-quality Shooter MMO like Global Agenda. We believe this latest change will further broaden the game’s popularity and appeal.
“With this change, we allow players to experience all of the game’s current content and levels for free. We’ve done this in a way that ensures that free players do not have to spend real money to compete on a level playing field with those who do, while still rewarding those loyal players and fans that have purchased the game or otherwise supported the game.”
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