Since the release of the free-to-play version, of AION, the videogame has become one of the most successful titles in Gameforge's portfolio. Only four weeks after the successful massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) switched to a free-to-play model, Gameforge has reported that more than 750,000 new accounts have been created on the official AION servers.
Currently, around 20,000 new accounts are adding to this figure every day. The Karlsruhe-based company is also able to show a growth in the number of active daily users: since the release of the free-to-play versio n these numbers have increased fivefold already. In the first four weeks of running time, AION seamlessly added itself to the Gameforge portfolio, alongside other internationally successful titles such as Metin 2 and Ikariam.
"With the successful launch of the AAA title AION, Gameforge has heralded the start of a new era for its free-to-play sector. Further AAA titles will follow in the coming months", said Alexander Rösner, CEO of Gameforge.
Currently the AION team is working on the coming 3.0 content update, which, alongside the level cap increase, brings with it much more than further regions and instances: the hotly anticipated housing system and additional mounts are also part of the update. An infographic on statistics revealed so far follows below, and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on AION, and other titles in Gameforge's portfolio.