Jube - Wednesday, 22 February 2012 08:10
To say that they are going free-to-play isn’t enough for NCsoft; instead they have announced that Aion will be going “Truly” free. They say that many other free-to-play MMOs limit players by restricting access to paid content and denying players a normal game experience. But never fear, NCsoft has a new free model that beats the snot out of the competition. /Kidding. Unrestricted access to all content from level 1-60 and apparently there are no strings attached.
Late last year NCsoft announced that Aion would be going F2P, but at the time they were talking about various purchase packages, like Starter and Gold. “Aion Truly Free” will include all Aion 3.0 content including new zones, mounts, increased level cap and housing. No subscriptions. Microtransactions? Well, they already have those to some degree, since most MMOs offer paid server moves and name changes. So what’s the catch?
“If you like the game, we’d appreciate a purchase from our store (game developers need to eat too!). If you don’t like the game, can’t pay, or don’t want to pay—no worries, it’s on us!”