In the category of painfully obvious, DCUO is going free to play. I guess they wanted to milk as much of it as possible before the swap but the game is designed for F2P, from start to finish. I bought it when 2 weeks after it launched, leveled 3 characters to max level in 2 weeks and then the game died. There was nothing to do but hunt other costumes. Raids/dungeons/groups were horribly broken. At the 30 day mark from game launch, the servers emptied completely. I could be on at 8pm and never meet another soul.
During the summer, they merged all the servers into one big one. Well, 1 per continent, per device (PS3 and PC) for a total of 4. That from an initial total of like 60. Heck, we’re barely 7 months away from launch, so this might be a record for time to swap.
Is it worth giving a shot as F2P? Hell yes. The core game is solid and leveling to 30 is a LOT of fun. It lasts about what you’d expect from a console game, maybe 8-10 hours. It’s at that point that the F2P will get interesting. Either they add interesting content so people pay or the game truly dies. My vote is the latter.