Gamigo and XL Games has announced ArcheAge Unchained, the upcoming launch of a new version of their widely successful Online RPG ArcheAge. In ArcheAge: Unchained, which will be released this fall, players will be able to access the entirety of the ArcheAge universe for one single purchase. Items of power that are available for purchase in the free-to-play version of the original game can now be earned by all players. Here’s all the information we have right now.
Payment Model and Key Differences
The biggest difference between the live servers and this new version is the payment model. Unchained is not free to play, and requires a one time purchase. There also isn’t an optional subscription or Patron status for bonuses. This implies of course, that players can expect less P2W. Players cannot transfer items, Credits or characters between the live servers and Unchained.
Unlock Powerful Items By Just Playing
For the past five years, players of ArcheAge have been following their dreams of glory, freedom and riches. The endless plains, mountains, deserts and oceans of the three vast continents tantalize players with this much-coveted freedom. Be it daring chevaliers or fearsome pirates – glory awaits the players in challenging PvP-fights. Riches and empowering items can be acquired in diverse quests and dungeons. All players will have the same chance to craft the most powerful weapons and equipment that can be found in the colossal fantasy world.
Fair PvP Gameplay
Only the most skilled fighters, archers and mages will emerge victorious from the massive PvP-battlefields. ArcheAge: Unchained offers no shortcuts to get powerful equipment. Diligence, skill and a little bit of luck will determine every player’s success in battle. Pirates now can take part in pvp-battles thanks to the new “Siege and Territory System”.
Those who know their opponents best will have a clear advantage. ArcheAge: Unchained allows players to create over 200 different character classes by using different skillset combinations, which can be changed throughout the game.
Explore The World Freely
Having been continuously updated and expanded on in the past five years, the three large continents of ArcheAge offer a myriad of areas, cities and dungeons for the player to explore. In ArcheAge: Unchained, players now can travel freely around the epic fantasy world. In the new version mounts, pets and gliders with special buffs can be unlocked through gameplay.
Two Big Unanswered Questions
While all the information above is great to whet the appetite, there’s still some massive unanswered questions. Firstly, how much will this new Buy to Play version of ArcheAge cost? B2P MMOs are popular for a reason, and many games have been successful with it. Unfortunately, gamigo hasn’t released the price of ArcheAge Unchained at time of writing. Secondly, when is the release date? August is going to be a hectic month for some of the big guns. WoW Classic launches in a week, and other MMORPGs are also preparing to reveal some big things by the end of the month. Will ArcheAge try and compete for player attention in August? All these questions need answering and soon.