All of you that had hope about Albion Online being free to play at the launch can now stop hoping, because it will not.
Developers confirmed on the game’s forum that free to play model is ditched and game will be buy to play.
“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 it can be avoided.
“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.”