NCSoft’s MMO, Aion, will be going free to play in February 2012.
Aion is a fantasy MMO which originally launched in 2008 in South Korea, before launching worldwide in 2009.
NCSoft’s Chief Strategic Officer, Songyee Yoon said;
“…by introducing the free-to-play model, we hope more gamers in Europe will be able to experience the epic story of Aion. NCsoft welcomes the partnership with Gameforge with its long MMO experience in the free-to-play sector and its excellent knowledge of the European market.
Alexander Rosner, Gameforge’s Executive Director, also spoke about the move.
“In Aion we have received a flagship title for our MMO sector which perfectly complements our current portfolio. We have worked hard with NCSoft to develop a fair free-to-play model for new players as well as the current community. In the future we will of course continue to develop new content and extend it, working in close cooperation with the players.”
NCSoft is also currently working with Carbine Studios on their new MMO entitled WildStar.
Source: Press Release