albion online

Official Site: Albion Online
Studio: Sandbox Interactive
Launch Date: July 17, 2017
Genre: Fantasy PvP Sandbox
Business Model: N/A
Platform: PC

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Albion Online closed beta starts November 23rd

Is everyone ready to tear down the gates and jump into Albion Online? Well, not everyone gets to do so just yet; the game...

The MOP Up: The secret history of Destiny (October 25, 2015)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Global Chat: Why your MMO pushed me away

Hey MMO developers, have you ever wondered why players are driven away from your games? Two bloggers took a stab at a list of features...

Leaderboard: Have you tried Albion Online?

There's something about Albion Online that appeals to me. I like the top-down perspective and the stylized visuals, and of course I love the...

Albion is getting a tie-in novel and a lore revamp

Sandbox Interactive posted a lore blurb about Albion this week. The piece highlights an NPC faction called the Royal Expeditionary Forces, which the devs...

Albion Online’s land ownership system will run by auction

Sandbox Interactive is shaking things up with its land ownership system in Albion Online. In a new development diary, the studio explains that it is...
Ride like the wind.

Albion’s September state-of-the-game covers gameplay and art

Sandbox Interactive posted an Albion state-of-the-game update on its website this week. The info is broken down into art department and gameplay sections, with...

Albion upgrades its private islands, talks map-making

Albion Online released a couple of dev updates this week. The first focused on private islands, and more specifically, how you can upgrade the...

Albion Online’s missions are like quests, but not exactly

Top-down PvP sandbox Albion Online has released a new video highlighting the game's missions and factions. Lead designer Robin Henkys and technical director David...
You're shockingly unskilled at wearing pants.

Albion Online previews a learning point rework

The original purpose of Albion Online's learning point system was to create a balance mechanism for players with varying amounts of time to spend...

Albion introduces crafting shrines and treasure chests

Albion Online is currently focusing on preparations for its upcoming closed beta, but that didn't stop Sandbox Interactive from posting a dev blog that...

Perfect Ten: Mobile MMOs coming soon to a pocket near you

It may be true that interest in playing and developing mobile games has peaked, although personally I very much like mobile gaming. On the...
Spread your wings and, well, glide.

Betawatch: August 7th, 2015

It's time for the first Guild Wars 2 expansion beta weekend! Technically, it's a public weekend, but the only parts of the public that...
The road is through those guys, so...

Albion Online puts forth its roadmap to closed beta

Albion Online's development team isn't just sitting back and basking in the afterglow of a successful summer alpha test. There's a closed beta on...
I am fairly certain that fairness due to gear parity was a point that got tossed around for this game, although I cannot find a good source for that at the moment, so I may be incorrect.

Albion Online brings its summer test to a close with a war

Bad news for Albion Online fans who have been enjoying this summer test phase: It ends tonight. The bright side is that if you're...

Albion adds Deadlands content, touts summer alpha numbers

Albion's summer alpha is going swimmingly, according to an update posted today on the fantasy sandbox's website. So far, 15,400 players from 145 countries...

Global Chat: How Marvel Heroes made a dad a hero

I love a good customer service story, because it reminds me that a lot goes right behind-the-scenes at MMOs that's hardly ever reported. Braxwolf...

See the fun that alpha testers are having in Albion Online

After just a week and a half of Albion Online's summer alpha test, players are stacking up an impressive pile of videos showing off...
Some people just won't let go.

Betawatch: July 3rd, 2015

I freely admit that I never actually played Glitch, but I was glad it existed and sad at the people who never even had...

Albion’s summer alpha is underway for founders

Albion's summer alpha is officially a thing, if you're a legendary founder, that is. Sandbox Interactive updated its website with a post that highlights...