At a rate of about one million new registered users every month, Free Realms, the family-friendly virtual world, is growing amazingly fast. Of course, a registered user doesn’t necessarily mean an actual player is attached to the account, or that there are that many active players, but the landmark number is impressive nonetheless. The press release reveals that it’s twelve millionth registered user coincides with Sony Online Entertainment‘s “Summer Camp” promotion for Free Realms.
“Our players wanted a summer of fun in Free Realms, so that’s what we’ve provided. With new items, jobs and quests being added to the virtual world, there are more ways than ever to explore Free Realms,” said John Smedley, president of SOE. “Our continued innovation and consistent player engagement have built an incredible forward momentum to take Free Realms into its second year, and beyond.”
While Summer Camp officially started earlier this month, its many events are still in full swing. Beginning Friday, July 2, SOE is running a “Double Station Cash” weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July. Players who purchase Station Cash cards can redeem them during the event for double their value in Station Cash. This cash can be used to purchase virtual goods and upgrade their membership status in Free Realms. This event begins on Friday, July 2, and ends on Monday, July 5.
Free Realms is essentially free-to-play, but members get a few extra perks for subscribing to the game. SOE is offering a free trial membership over the Fourth of July weekend, granting players access to all membership content during the trial period.