It’s not every day that we come across a game like Albion Online. At first glance, it looks like a standard fantasy MMORPG, but on closer inspection it’s clear that this game stands out when compared to others of the genre.
One of the things that really caught our eye is the fact that it is completely cross-platform, and is playable on almost too many platforms to list; Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, and in-browser. The beauty is that all of the players across all of the devices can enjoy the game simultaneously, and on a completely level playing field.
Truly Unique Characters
Often when you fire up a MMORPG or fantasy game, you’re face with some limited choices. You can choose a race, and usually between 3 or more classes with very specific skills. Albion Online takes a different approach with character development, and allows the player to fine tune exactly how they want their character to progress. There are no set classes from the start; the only thing that you get to choose is basic looks and gender. Throughout the game, as the character progresses, skill points can be used to go down particular paths to turn the hero into a magic dealer, beefy tank, or any combination of skills.
The economy in Albion Online is purely player-driven. From producing the resources in farms, to selling them in the auction house, players are involved every step of the way. This is one of the first times an economy like this has been included in a cross-platform MMORPG, and we look forward to seeing what happens with the community and the economy.
For now, Albion Online is in closed beta. It’s possible to play by either purchasing a Founder’s Pack or getting a beta key. Until the game is released for free, head over to the official website to learn more about the game by clicking the button below.