Sony originally made the announcement back in September, just about nine months after the game launched in January. It originally carried a $ 15 monthly subscription fee, the same as the biggest subscription-based MMO around, World of Warcraft. Apparently realizing it could make more money by allowing anyone to play, the call was made to drop subscriptions altogether. However, not all players will be on the same level, so to speak. There are three tiers that you can be assigned to depending upon your willingness to spend money.