MMORPG sandbox Albion Online has officially launched on Steam with big discounts

    
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If it seems as if we’ve been covering Albion Online for a long time, that’s because it’s true. In fact, the game officially launched almost a year ago – you’ll recall it as the PvP sandbox that survived exortiony DDOS attacks, slammed servers, and a round of layoffs. One thing it didn’t do? Port to Steam. But we can’t say that anymore, as the title has officially landed on Steam as of today, complete with achievements and a big fame boost for the next week.

Do note that this is a buy-to-play title, though its $30 basegame pricetag has been cut down to under $20 as part of the launch festivities. Naturally, there are bigger bundles for fatter wallets too as well as a sale of all the game’s packs and upgrades. Referring a buddy? The new season of rewards for that has also just kicked off.

Source: Steam, press release
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Matt R

so is albion worth dropping $20 on? i know there is an optional (somethings these things aren’t as optional) sub, but I doubt i’d spend it.

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Loopy

It depends on what you’re expecting out of the game. It’s a PVP-focused sandboxy crafting game, with a ton of emphasis on player generated content and gear. There is a LOT of grinding involved if you want to develop your crafting skills, and from my understanding PVP is very much solo-unfriendly.

I played it way back when early access first came out. It simply wasn’t for me, although i loved the look and feel of the game.

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Slaasher

I haven’t played it since beta but i would say that it is worth $20.

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Doctor Sweers

As Loopy mentioned, it’s not for the solo player if you are looking to venture into “low-sec” BUT if you can find a decent group/guild to team up with, it’s a lot of fun. Worth the $20 for sure.

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feleran

By registering you get 1 month’s worth of free sub time, iirc. And later on it’s very-very simple to earn yourself enough in-game currency to extend your sub without using any extra real-world money.
But yes, it’s not a solo game. Find a guild and play with them – that’s what Albion is about.

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semugh

finally… so mobile next?

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Mewmew

While an iOS version doesn’t exist at this time, there has been an Android client you can download and play for some time already. You just have to get it off their main website and not Google Play. It’s on their download page with the other versions.

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whowutwhen

iOS is in beta or alpha.