Fury PvPMMO now free

Australian developer Auran announces that its recently launched FURY PvPMMO will be free to download and play.

Australian developer Auran today announced that its recently launched player-versus-player massively multiplayer online game (PvPMMO) FURY will have its subscription business model overhauled to make the game free to download and play.

The news coincides with the introduction of the game's first free content update, "Age of the Chosen," due to be released on December 14, 2007. The patch will add a new "Carnage" game type, a one-on-one elimination mode, bug fixes, and seven new maps amongst other features. Most importantly, the content patch will include a new player category called "Chosen" alongside the existing "Hero" and "Immortal" subscription types. The new "Chosen" player type will be free to download from the developer's Web site and play, and gives access to all game modes and weapons as well as 400 abilities that can be unlocked by playing. Gamers will be able to upgrade their account status to one of the higher levels by purchasing a box copy of the game from Australian retailers, which increases the speed at which in-game currency and items accrue, as well as alters the player matchmaking tool to find competitors with similar ranks and skill levels.

"FURY was built around giving players options that suit their play style and their wallets," said Tony Hilliam, Auran's CEO, in a media statement.

The move comes less than two months after the game's October 2007 launch and a US$2 million dollar tournament to promote the title with sponsorship from PC hardware manufacturers Dell and Nvidia.

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akazergling2
akazergling2

This is a REALLY bad game, I'm assuming the only reason they are making it free is because no one is willing to actually pay for it.

erik_wolff
erik_wolff

"FURY was built around giving players options that suit their play style and their wallets," said Tony Hilliam, Auran's CEO, in a media statement. So that's why I'm only allowed to have one undeleteable character? That sure sounds like "options" to me.

tron563
tron563

to bad to said srry for the devs but still i like the game

acej2000
acej2000

heh, I don't feel sorry for the devs. I read an interesting interview. Pm me if you would like the link.

lostn
lostn

That sure didn't take long. I guess going into administration can do that. They are still selling trial versions for $2 lol. I would hate to be one of those people who bought the game not long ago when it released.

Erebus
Erebus

Fury is not terrible.... Imagine Unreal Tournament in an RPG environment. I have definitely played worse games this year.

bodylotion
bodylotion

Somehow i feel sorry for the devs

osleyee
osleyee

I did not play fury but the review in gamespot was extremely low no wonder its free.

AppleSnowMan
AppleSnowMan

Wow, a free terrible game. I guess that kinda beats paying for a terrible game.

GANGSTA287
GANGSTA287

hmmm... an austrailan game company... why can't things like this happen to the french? but maybe I should check this out while it's free...

Wezker619
Wezker619

I feel sorry for the people who wasted money on this game.

yarow12
yarow12

I doubt it's as bad as y'all say it is. Maybe when it costed money U could complain (should've waited like the rest of us!), but now that it's free all U can do is inform THEM so that THEY can make the game better. All you're doin' is releasein' your anger in a nonconstructive way. Be Smart...Don't Be A Retart. -_- Anyway, I'm gonna try this game next month, by then it should have alote of the bugs fixed. This game is probably pretty good if U can get around the graphical issues. I CAN!

The_PC_Gamer
The_PC_Gamer

Im guessing the "free" accounts will be majorly underpowered.

CLDragonCL
CLDragonCL

after playing GW and then this game, I started to appreciate how smooth GW's interface was :( I really hope they fix it, this game has potential but right now I find it unplayable...

Vamenti
Vamenti

Who ever put the game code together with the application and GUI was a **** idiot he totally bodged it must have been in a rush. This free content patch will smooth it all out and make it more playable. Guild Wars is a load of crap in comparison.

rockatanski
rockatanski

Being an Aussie, it saddens me to see this happen. These Auran guys put their blood and guts to make this game work and they had a tenth of the budget that is usually graced upon other International projects. I'm gonna stick by them till the end.

bigmit37
bigmit37

I guess if the bugs are fixed this is worth a try..but now days there are just too many games that are either free or really inexpensive, that are very entertaining. So even making a game free, doesn't do all that much.

Nepherate
Nepherate

Lol. Another failed MMO. Wonder how pissed all the people are who already payed full price for this one.

Bgrngod
Bgrngod

Well, last a checked, Free doesn't end the "sucking" that this game has been doing since it came out. I am HUGELY disappointed that this game is bad. I really wanted a great PVP/RPG experience. Still waiting.

aushej
aushej

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wallywest
wallywest

Friggin game was a rip off n the beginning thats why the complaints. 50 bucks to play, then you needed a monthly fee to actually progress or get in game help or even to sell something in the AHs. But on the box it said you never had to pay to play. Bogus, shady marketing, and even free, its not worth it.

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

Just because it's even mentioned doesn't mean you people have to bash it. Honestly...did the game wrong you in any way? Did it insult your mother and punch you in the face? Did it fill your PC with viruses? It's just a game, people. Chill.

halosniper52
halosniper52

wow a 4.5 mmo is free o ya im going to go get that right now lololol

Netherscourge
Netherscourge

How can anyone complain about a FREE MMO? It's FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Quit crying and start downloading.

Expo_Smacko
Expo_Smacko

Yeah, crappy MMO that's prob the only way they might get some more people..

yarow12
yarow12

lol I knew they'd do it. Business is so predictable...*smirk*

Sader287
Sader287

Lol, well that lasted a long time.. Sorry but thats what you get when you create a crappy MMo

GenericFanboy
GenericFanboy

I wont play this pile of garbage unless you paid me.

dragonwarlock77
dragonwarlock77

This seemed interesting, but it seem to sit well with everyone. Whatever, I'll try it out.

PTMags
PTMags

Sad. The combat system is innovative, fast paced, and a lot of fun. If only the game didn't have queue times reminiscent of lines at Disney Land during the summer.

princeerixsan
princeerixsan

hmm....even this isn't enough incentive to get me to play again. i was unfortunate enough to pre order this damn flop of a game...only to be left disappointed and pissed off (see my review to know what I'm talking about). it was a great concept but they screwed up so badly. well see if there new expansion makes it worth wasting time on.

ShotGunBunny
ShotGunBunny

Ahhhhh, yes developers, marvel at the glory that is the MMORPG, it will give you endless amounts of cash for almost no work. This game isn't even out half a year and it's already free? Looks like those hundreds of others won't do much better. Maybe developers will go back to, say, making games?

InSoMnIaK604
InSoMnIaK604

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Kh1ndjal
Kh1ndjal

they pulled off an archlord on fury

dn3datomiced
dn3datomiced

Huh...so, they're taking their retail title...and allowing players to just play for free with no real restrictions to speak of? Does this seem like a bad business idea to anyone else? By the way BoogieManZero, what could you possibly have against Gamecock? EDIT: Hmmm. I stand corrected. Free characters are severely nerfed, to the point of almost not worth playing...sheesh. Why, why, why?

BoogieManZero
BoogieManZero

If it weren't for my stance against Gamecock I'd consider downloading it. That company might even may good games one day but I hate their ethics...or lack there of...and refuse to have anything to do with them.

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

I've been on level 31 on WOW for like a year now. I'm afraid that I can't do another MMO. :(

S2333
S2333

It is rather sad. I thought this game looked good but it flopped.

MXVIII
MXVIII

The game flopped. But I would like the combat aspects to be implemented in MMO's like Star Wars Galaxies, and Maybe World of Warcraft. Theres a F2P online game called Rappels Epic 4 which has a combat system more suited for WoW, that would make the hack n slash aspect more interesting instead of repetitive. But a good developer could surely make the fury fight system work for SWG.

ScrawlKnight
ScrawlKnight

It's really pretty sad they have to resort to that... oh well, free stuff for us!

omnifas
omnifas

I knew sooner or later they'll go F2P with the option to B2P, but I give them 2 more months and then discontinuation or F2P completely with microtransactions

Jared_Vegeta
Jared_Vegeta

Not even making that game free makes me want to go back and try it again. The demo was enough for me.

An-Archist
An-Archist

Eh..........Umm it looks kinda kool:P