Albion Online Release Details: It Will No Longer be Free-to-Play at Launch

According to Sandbox Interactive CEO Stefan Wiezorek announced, forthcoming MMO Albion Online is about to be extended until at least August 1,2016, in addition to this, some news get confirmed that the game is longer being planned for a free-to-play model at launch. However, many of Albion Online players have already decided to buy cheap albion gold.


Wiezorek announced the changes on the game’s official forums in a post called “Road to Release.” He emphasized that the reason for the changes is that the developer wants Albion Online to be a “long-term success,” so additional time in beta status will ensure the game is a quality product upon release.

In regards to changes to the monetization model, Wiezorek said that building the infrastructure for and designing the game around being free-to-play “would take up significant development time which we would much rather use to make a better game” in addition to creating “a lot of risks” for the game as well, citing examples “spamming, botting, world too small, etc.”

As there have been “founder’s packs” sold during the game’s current beta phase, Wiezorek explained how those players would be handled (emphasis his):

When the game goes live, current founder’s packs will be discontinued and replaced with starter packs, which will give full access to the game but offer less value for money than the founder’s packs as this is only fair to all founders who help us in making the game. Of course, all founder’s will automatically get full access to the game on release as well.

Ultimately, due to Wiezorek stressed, it’s said to be that the game improvement planned for the game before release, introducing more variety, more dungeons, from increasing the world size, changes to zones, PvE play as well as PvP and so on. More changes about Albion Online, you can visit official sites: