Free Realms has been growing tremendously, with more and more players registering with every passing month. It was only last month that Sony Online Entertainment revealed that Free Realms had surpassed nine million registered players. SOE now reveals that Free Realms has surpassed ten million registered players, made all the more impressive when one considers the game is not even a year old yet. Free Realms launched April 28th, 2009, and it intends to honor this milestone with a month-long celebration.
“Reaching 10 million registered players on the eve of Free Realms’ first birthday is an incredibly exciting event for SOE and our passionate online community,” said John Smedley, president of SOE. “Millions of gamers have confirmed that the genre we pioneered over 11 years ago with the original EverQuest continues to evolve and expand to include new styles of gameplay that reach a wider audience than ever before.”
To begin, Sony Online Entertainment is running a “Double Station Cash Weekend” event, where players can redeem “Station Cash” cards purchased from certain retailers from April 2nd to April 4th for double the cards value in Station Cash. Station Cash is used to purchase virtual goods or upgrade a Membership.
Around mid-April, Free Realms will kick-off its birthday festivities with decorations, as well as live community events, two new combat mini-games, festive accessories for player avatars, 15 new birthday quests, and other activities and additions.
Lastly, Free Realms will also introduce new types of Rides, like the rainbow-mane Unicorn, as well as Beetle and Balloon Animal pets, and Chick and Rabbit pet pals.
Free Realms is a unique online game/ community that offers a wide range of mini-games and activities that players can take part in, all of which are very family friendly and kid-friendly. Kart racing, sports, pet raising and fighting are just a few of the many activities the game allows. With SOE’s constant support of the title, and its friendly and upbeat atmosphere, it seems likely that Free Realms will only continue it’s growth in the coming months.