RIFT is now on Steam, still free

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Trion Worlds has been fine-tuning their MMO RIFT for a while now but as of today, it's finally available on Steam. The free version of Rift is fully available to Steam users now, including the ascended class system, the Storm Legion expansion and the game's other 16 major updates. Free to play seems to be the smartest model for MMOs these days and putting RIFT on Steam just guarantees that it will be available to one of the biggest online communities, and potential customer bases, around.

Award-Winning MMORPG Available For Immediate Download Today
Redwood Shores, CA (October 28, 2013) – RIFT®, the award-winning free-to-play MMORPG from Trion Worlds, is now available on Steam, Valve Software’s world-class PC games digital store. 
Steam gamers can now create their ideal avatar with the deep Ascended Class System and battle through the planes alongside their friends – with no subscription requirement to gain access to the game and its 16 major updates, including raids and dungeons, massive battles across three continents, new content from the Storm Legion expansion, unique housing Dimensions, and much more.
“Steam has been an amazing partner for Trion,” said Scott Hartsman, CEO of Trion Worlds. “When we first launched RIFT, Steam’s dedicated community of gamers helped bring our vision of a dynamic, exciting world to life. We’re thrilled to now bring the free version of the game to the largest network of PC gamers online.” 
In addition to the industry-leading, free experience Trion Worlds has also launched three special editions filled with perks and credits to give players a head start as they head into Telara: the RIFT Ascended Edition, the RIFT Patron Edition and the RIFT Ultimate Hardcore Patron Edition.
For more information, please visit http://community.riftgame.com/?p=2956 or join the RIFT Steam Community at http://steamcommunity.com/app/39120
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About RIFT
Adventure in the world of Telara as either a noble Guardian or technomagical Defiant and enter a dynamic fantasy where 8 primal forces battle for control in an ever-changing landscape. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system, embark on epic conflicts that bring you into the story, battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat, achieve new heights of power by tackling epic raids, and so much more. See www.RIFTgame.com for more information.
About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is a leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era. Powered by a breakthrough development and publishing platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played and sold. Trion’s top-notch team delivers high-quality, dynamic, and massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game genres and devices, including the critically acclaimed blockbuster, Rift®, and the groundbreaking trans-media crossover Defiance™. Trion is located in Redwood City, California and Austin, Texas.
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