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27 Apr 2016
Albion Online closed beta extended for some time. There are three different 'Founders Packs' that will let you buy your way into Albion Online's closed beta, but the game itself was going to be Free To Play at launch—I say 'was', because those plans have now been ditched. Albion Online will instead be Buy To Play, AKA That Normal Payment Model That Most Games Have, as announced in a forum post yesterday.

"Making the game ready for a free to play model would take up significant development time which we would much rather use to make a better game" Albion Online founder Stefan Wiezorek said in the post. "Free to play would also create a lot of risks for the game - spamming, botting, world too small, etc - which we do not want to take if...