The past weeks have seen a wave of free games being released be Valve on their PC platform Steam. Now Blizzard is taking this popular business model with their hugely popular title World of Warcraft.
New players to the game will be able to reach the rank of level 20 with no time limit or any need of subscription. After level 20 has been reached the customer can buy the game and the Burning Crusade expansion for $20. Blizzard has previously offered a free 10 day experience yet a model that allows gamers to progress through the trial at their own leisure certainly seems more comfortable.
Existing subscribers who have not previously purchased the burning Crusade expansion will receive it free of charge.