In End of Nations, players can choose to engage in solo combat or battle with -- and against -- thousands of other gamers across the gigantic battlefields that make up its persistent world. Gamers develop their own Commanders, build up their headquarters, and deploy a vast array of vehicles, weapons and technologies acquired through combat experience, crafting, and research.
“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 and Vice President, 3rd Party Development for Trion Worlds. “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 free–to-play title is guided by these principles.”
The free-to-play model for End of Nations underscores Trion’s commitment to its players to match premium games with their optimal business model.
Why does the free-to-play model make sense for End of Nations?
For a premium strategy game like End of Nations, we really want to bring as many players as possible into its massive-scale strategic warfare. And as we looked at the enormous battles and huge persistent world, we realized that the success of End of Nations would be driven by having thousands of players from around the globe battling daily in the world’s biggest strategy game.
Is End of Nations going to be pay-to-win?
No. Core to the design of any successful strategy game is that all players are on a level playing field. It will not be possible for players to buy their way to success, where the player with the most money will win. End of Nations favors strategy and skill.
What does a free player get?
Free players get access to the entire game. The campaign, the 50+ person co-op, the “Conquer the World” metagame, the huge 52-player head-to-head multiplayer, everything.
Why are you offering a subscription?
The optional subscription is just a way to offer the best value to our most committed players. End of Nations can be enjoyed entirely without the subscription, but subscribers will get significant value and convenience extras for their monthly fee. The optional subscription is all about value, but not about gameplay advantage.
Will free players be level-capped?
No, free players will not be level-capped or restricted while advancing and improving their units and armies.
What sorts of things will you be selling in the in-game store?
The in-game store will offer a wide selection of items, including customization and convenience items. We will not be selling pay-to-win items that give one player a significant gameplay advantage over another. Most items in the store will be purchasable with either End of Nations Wealth (currency earned in-game by playing) or with Trion Credits (purchased currency).
Will I need real money to play? Will I need a credit card to play?
End of Nations is truly free to play—so no money or credit card is needed to play or succeed. Most items in the store will be purchasable with either End of Nations Wealth (currency earned in-game by playing) or with Trion Credits (purchased currency).
Will there be a retail box? Will there be a Collector’s Edition?
There will be a Collector’s Edition for End of Nations available at retail. Expect it to be packed with a cool selection of both physical and digital extras! The Collector’s Edition will be the only “box” at retail, although we will also have End of Nations prepaid cards. We will also offer a digital version of the Collector’s Edition, with just the digital extras.
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