August 17, 2009

Aion Gold, Forgotten

Aion has gone gold. However, it's pretty much forgotten with the rumor mill working overtime for the upcoming Blizzcon and potential World of Warcraft expansion announcement.
Brighton, England - 17 August, 2009. Today, NCsoft, the world's premier publisher and developer of MMOs, confirmed that Aion has been released to manufacturing. Aion is the highly anticipated game that has already taken Asia by storm and has quickly become one of the world’s largest MMO franchises ahead of its release in Europe on 25th September.
Actually, if Blizzard doesn't shock the world and announce that the next WoW expansion will go live in September or October, Aion has fit into a nice slot for release. While I don't believe WoW expansions kill off new games (actually the opposite, it probably helps some), any success is measured against an awfully big stick. Especially for a game like Aion that is so close in terms of potential players with WoW.

Oh, and Aion is available via Steam!

4 comments:

coppertopper said...

Bring on the GW2 announcement imo.

Alex Taldren said...

Heartless_ I know you have a Twitter account. Surrender it so I can follow you.

aion kinah said...

Aion is one of the most anticipated MMORPG's of this year. I don't think this WoW expansion will ever steal the thunder, well, primarily because of Aion's hardcore gameplay and fantastic graphics.

heartlessgamer said...

@Alex

Twitter is RSS for retards. You can subscribe to my RSS feed. As my About Me says, I have a blog :)

@aion kinah

I agree that its the game of the year and WoW would not steal its thunder. However, I do not believe Aion will reach WoW-like sales figures and if it had to immediately be compared to a new WoW expansion's sales figures, Aion would look the loser.

I look forward to Aion, but I just don't have the motivation to buy or start a new game currently.