Aug 19, 2009

Spellborn goes Free to Play

Just thought I’d let those of you that haven’t tried Chronicles of Spellborn know about an email I received today. I tried Spellborn for a couple of weeks on a trial and our very own Sres has written a post about it here on our MMO-Symposium. The email says that Spellborn is now a free to play game which will receive no more updates or patches, by the sounds of the email that means the game in it’s current form. A new Free to play (probably pay for extra’s) version is in development. A change so quickly in the game payment method doesn’t look good.

Anyway, here’s the email I received.

Hey! yetian,

At point, you checked out The Chronicles of Spellborn. Today, as you 
read this, Spellborn as it currently exists is now free to play. Keep 
in mind that there will be no upgrades and no patches. It has become 
in effect, an Action RPG with superior Multiplayer. The only thing it 
will cost you to play is the time it takes to download.

So play it.

Now because it is frozen in time, we will be creating events for the 
players and we will help support any players that want to make their 
own events. And if you have thoughts on how we might make this 
version more enjoyable as we wait for the New free to play version, 
we are glad to listen.

David Historian DeWald
Community Manager
Acclaim Games Inc.

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