PlayStation.Blog
PS4-Watch_Dogs

Free Realms hits PSN today with Voice Chat, Trophies

Stephen Bokkes's Avatar + Posted by Stephen Bokkes on Mar 29, 2011 // Lead Designer, Free Realms, Sony Online Entertainment

Today, as a PS3 gamer, you should ask yourself only one question: where can I race a demolition derby car against my friends, build a fun house for my friends to come play in, battle monsters as a stealthy ninja, own a parrot and talk like a pirate, raise a dragon pet that poops hot coals, and ride a rainbow unicorn off into the sunset?

Starting today, the answer is Free Realms! That’s right, Sony Online Entertainment’s popular online virtual world makes its way to the PlayStation Network today and you can all play it for FREE. Free Realms is the first casual, free-to-play MMO ever to be offered on the PlayStation Network and definitely has something for everyone to play, adventure and experience.

Free Realms PSN: DragonFree Realms PSN: Seaside

Players can take on endless amounts of roles including ninjas, warriors, or wizards, while participating in a variety of activities such as adventuring for treasure, playing a soccer game, decorating their player house, or even entering a demolition derby! If you are seeking a totally different challenge, you can participate in minigames and quests that include decorating your player house, constructing a maze, or exploring the terrain on the back of a cool T-Rex Ride.

Much like the PC and MAC versions, Free Realms on the PS3 features the fun minigames, robust player housing system, adventure, and exploration that millions of gamers have come to love. The PS3 version adopts the console’s interactive capabilities: You can now use voice chat to communicate with your friends at the coolest dance parties and earn Trophies in combat instances or for completing collections. Be on the lookout for hidden Trophies while you’re at it!

Free Realms PSN: Demo

If I’ve piqued your interest, download Free Realms for free from the PlayStation Store and immediately immerse yourself in a rich fantasy world perfect for sharing with family and friends. Join us and be a part of a whole new online gaming experience for the PlayStation 3 in a world where you rule!

//Add Your Own

374 Comments   19 Replies

PAGE 1 2 3 4 5 8

101

+ chereb on March 29th, 2011 at 2:43 pm said:

ya. I started bout 5min-7 ago. now 400 left!


102

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 2:46 pm said:

5 mins in and I already downloaded 300 megs of it


103

+ Phoenix8387 on March 29th, 2011 at 2:46 pm said:

@rjejr
Not sure if I understood your question correctly. But there is no ‘offline.’ And you could have multiple family members playing as long as you have multiple PS3s. Doesn’t sound like there will be local MP.

@crowsticky1234
No cross platform play. Mainly due to the submission/approval process that is required for PS3 updates.

@kingc_2008
It is very possible for cross platform play. The problem is as I said above, the submission/approval process. Unless SOE wants to hold back PC/MAC updates a month while each PS3 update is approved then it’ll never happen. Some mobile games actually do this as to not break multiplayer and to allow cross-platform play. Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is one that does this, they hold back Android updates while Apple approves them for iOS. This isn’t too bad in this case as the approval process is only ~1 week for iOS.


104

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 2:49 pm said:

300megs left


105

+ manzoor47 on March 29th, 2011 at 2:51 pm said:

looks really good! cant wait to give it a try.


106

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm said:

it only took me to about 14mins download the 800mb update


107

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 2:55 pm said:

it wont launch so it isn’t live yet dang it


108

+ Fusion13 on March 29th, 2011 at 2:57 pm said:

The update hasn’t even hit here yet.


109

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 2:59 pm said:

just search for free realms on the ps store to download it


110

+ Kirkpad on March 29th, 2011 at 2:59 pm said:

Honestly… don’t even listen to kingc_2008. He obviously is a teenager that doesn’t even know how the PSN works.

“dose the ps store update if your playing a game??”

LOL.

Anyway, downloading now.


111

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:02 pm said:

make the servers live already I have it fully downloaded


112

+ Fusion13 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:03 pm said:

@*Fusion13 To correct my self it’s in the store like @etur0 said just search it. The game will update when you launch it not the ps3.


113

+ steven1230 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm said:

I think i will stick with Playstation Home lol that does look a little two cartoony for me. I will give it a try thou


114

+ HomeOwner09 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:05 pm said:

game won’t play for me yet :(


115

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:07 pm said:

@114 I know I finish downloading it about 20 mins ago and it wont let me play


116

+ D-Squad3 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:11 pm said:

Is this what Home should’ve been?


117

+ jakethesnake_14 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:18 pm said:

this sucks the servers arent up yet


118

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:21 pm said:

I know they should have put up the servers before we could have download it they will probably put it up when they update the ps store


119

+ jakethesnake_14 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:24 pm said:

thats stupid most companies open the server a week or two before the release


120

+ Budapesti on March 29th, 2011 at 3:25 pm said:

Yep. Entire store now updated, it’s just not on the PSN ‘front page’ yet. Free Realms downloading and Comet Crash for + users!


121

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:26 pm said:

guess I’ll just watch netflix


122

+ kingc_2008 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:26 pm said:

sorry that was my lil bro my bad left all my stuff logged in i dont even play kiddie game hahaha my apolgy to anyone who is suffered any mental damge from this dumb ass


123

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:27 pm said:

nvm I’ll download other stuff from the store


124

+ TG-Raylock on March 29th, 2011 at 3:29 pm said:

^ LOL at Kingc you tool. “that was my brother” sure sure.


125

+ Kirkpad on March 29th, 2011 at 3:30 pm said:

@kingc_2008, thank you for clarifying. I had a feeling someone younger than usual was commenting.


126

+ LionHeartX83 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:30 pm said:

Looks legit to me. Just worried about the download size. My poor 80gb has too much stuff already.


127

+ kingc_2008 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:32 pm said:

lol k its cool
but i aint not fing tool bro


128

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:34 pm said:

lol I will probably be done with downloading the stuff that I want from the ps store before the servers goes live


129

+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:37 pm said:

um i dont think we need two HOME’s…PS HOME is and shouldn’t just implemented FREE REALMS ideas..and save us some hdd memory..but no..they want a HOME version for kids >:/ well atleast it wont be all that bad..it will keep all the lil annoying kids off HOME..and thats a good thing IMO :p one more thing..you guys say its TOTALLY FREE but somehow the word FEE keeps coming up..WTH :? ooh well it doesnt matter because i wont be spending any of my hard earned cash on this “FREE” REALMS game…ima HOMEBOY for life..:p


130

+ Shaelyn on March 29th, 2011 at 3:40 pm said:

Is anyone able to log in? I downloaded but keep getting “Could not launch the game.”


131

+ Anglleos on March 29th, 2011 at 3:41 pm said:

Ok, I have 3 kids and 2 PS3s.. I use a master account with a sub account for the kid’s PS3. Now how will the membership work if I download to both units?

Do I need to buy memberships for both consoles?

Can you make multiple characters using one account?

Not a big deal either way, but I would like to know for when I start handing out chores to pay for their memberships. :)


132

+ Toastngravy on March 29th, 2011 at 3:44 pm said:

/Facepalm at the ignorant masses mentioning ‘Home’ in any way.

Really. I just don’t even see a purpose of even pointing out the obvious.


133

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:47 pm said:

see I’m done downloading stuff from the stuff and it is still not up what gives


134

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:48 pm said:

store*


135

+ heybob1978 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:49 pm said:

maybe the servers are broke haha, who knows. i’ll dl and play episode 2 of back to the future and try again in the morning


136

+ TheTwelve on March 29th, 2011 at 3:50 pm said:

<70 MB left.

12


137

+ jakethesnake_14 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:52 pm said:

this sucks i was looking forward to this cuz my comp sucks and i can play free realms on my pc without a crap load of lag


138

+ SpeedRacer1955 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:52 pm said:

Well the background looks good but it is failing to load at the moment. I downloaded from the Store the 29MB installer, then the 804MB “update” and now it comes back with “Could not launch game.” and a large X for RETRY button. It is here that I am stopped from entering the Realms of Free…


139

+ TheTwelve on March 29th, 2011 at 3:52 pm said:

…and I hit a notice that says “Could not launch game.”

Well then, guess I’m not playing it now.

12


140

+ jakethesnake_14 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:52 pm said:

cant* sorry


141

+ dutchys_packin on March 29th, 2011 at 3:53 pm said:

when will the servers be up


142

+ jakethesnake_14 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:53 pm said:

idk


143

+ Khriz134 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:53 pm said:

I got a question??

lets say i buy one month and after that month i cant get trophies until next subcription or it will keep letin me get it??


144

+ jakethesnake_14 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:54 pm said:

idk i dont even know if the trophies are subscription only or not


145

+ jakethesnake_14 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:55 pm said:

hell youd be better off buying a lifetime membership anyways


146

+ kingc_2008 on March 29th, 2011 at 3:55 pm said:

alright :) childish


147

+ Fusion13 on March 29th, 2011 at 4:02 pm said:

Well AOTS is on, I will try again after that.


148

+ heybob1978 on March 29th, 2011 at 4:03 pm said:

lol this is how they get u the free game servers only run 5 min a day. to play when u want you need to pay :)


149

+ etur0 on March 29th, 2011 at 4:09 pm said:

that does it I give up on trying to play the game I’ll try later today or tomorrow I was hopping that I would be among the first to play it on the ps3


150

+ Mooblar on March 29th, 2011 at 4:14 pm said:

Free trophies! yay ^_^


PAGE 1 2 3 4 5 8
Comments are closed. We close the comments for posts after 30 days