Sandbox Interactive revealed today that their fantasy MMORPG Albion Online will get a Steam release on May 16th. Intended as a true sandbox MMO, Albion Online features a player-driven economy fueled by rich crafting systems and high-risk fights where the defeated party drops everything they were carrying.
Existing players won’t be able to convert their accounts to use the Steam content delivery network, sadly, since the developers say that they would lose far too much money from the cut Valve takes from every microtransaction. Fans who already own Albion Online will have access to the same achievements through the native game client, however (and everyone will play on the same servers).
Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG set in an open medieval fantasy world. The game features a player-driven economy where nearly every item is player-crafted. Combine armor pieces and weapons suited to your playstyle in a unique, classless “you are what you wear” system. Explore the world, take on other adventurers in thrilling battles, conquer territories, and build a home.