Released last May in North America, it didn’t take long before The Exiled Realm of Arborea (or TERA for short) transitioned into a free-to-play model. It has been revealed that on February 5, 2013, TERA will officially be available to all PC gamers at no cost. This means anyone can download the MMORPG, now titled TERA: Rising, and not fret about a monthly bill. That isn’t to say the option isn’t there as you can float the team a couple of bucks for additional content if you really want to.
Anyone who purchased the game, whether boxed or digitally, will be automatically upgraded to the Founder’s program which grants them various additional bonuses. Having picked up the game last month in the interest of getting into the Founder’s tier, I’m enjoying my time with the MMO, no matter how repetitive the formula may be. So if you want to venture into a vast and beautiful world, you can do so in a couple of days for virtually nothing. Be sure to head over to the official site to see all the specifics of how TERA: Rising will operate.