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End of Nations will be free-to-play

End of Nations will be free-to-play

Trion Worlds has confirmed that upcoming MMORTS End of Nations will be free-to-play.

RIFT developer Trion Worlds has confirmed that upcoming MMO strategy title End of Nations will be free to play, despite offering premium-level quality.

Developed by Pteroglyph Games and the team behind the original Command & Conquer, End of Nations is strategy game on a massive scale, with support for up to 50 player battles in a persistent world. At the same time, End of Nations will also offer a singleplayer and co-op campaign.

A Limited Edition retail release is planned for End of Nations, with a digital-only Collector's Edition also planned. Trion will monetise free players through an optional subscription that offers players 'extra value and convenience'. That will presumably come in the form of customisation options and boosters, though Trion's announcement doesn't make that clear.

'Being able to offer a premium game such as End of Nations for free sets us apart in this industry,' said Dave Luehmann, the title's Executive Producer.

'At Trion, we strive to innovate online gaming while emphasizing the delivery of the best core gameplay experience available. Our decision to release End of Nations as a AAA freeā€“to-play title is guided by these principles.'

We'll be catching up with Trion Worlds and seeing End of Nations out at GamesCom 2011 soon, so we'll bring you more news in the coming days.

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Check our GamesCom 2011 news hub for all the information from Cologne this year.

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Parge 12th August 2011, 11:55 Quote
Cool! Looks awesome! Hope the camera is not too close into the action though, after playing supcom, I feel like playing other strategy games is like looking at the world through a toilet roll.
SaNdCrAwLeR 12th August 2011, 13:42 Quote
this had already been announced by them...
they're hoping to tap into the SC2 fans that don't want to pay for... well... SC2 :P
DriftCarl 12th August 2011, 16:44 Quote
well SC2 is free to play now in a limited way :)
BillMurray 12th August 2011, 19:19 Quote
Will have to check this out. A friend said it was good.
ssj12 13th August 2011, 17:31 Quote
All they need to do is make Rift free-to-play.
Zephyr 13th August 2011, 20:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
Cool! Looks awesome! Hope the camera is not too close into the action though, after playing supcom, I feel like playing other strategy games is like looking at the world through a toilet roll.

I thought the latest SupCom was waaaaay too easy. It was basically a point and click steamroller game, no real challenge. I echo the claustrophobic feeling of the camera in proper RTS's like SC2 but it adds a difficulty level to the game that is required when you have people playing at such a high proficiency.

Lots of attention towards the RTS genre recently, couldn't be happier. While SC2 will probably remain a top standard, especially with an expansion (with multiplayer changes in addition to a whole single player campaign) coming up soon, less room in the pool means heavier competition, may the best game win*.


*as long as it's not Valve's DOTA >_>
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