Blade & Soul is going free-to-play in Japan

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A couple of days ago NCsoft revealed that the Japanese version of Blade & Soul became free-to-play. This is great news for players in Japan, considering that this acclaimed MMORPG was plagued by expensive monthly subscriptions ($30 USD per month), and the fact that it was free up to level 15 didn’t make up for that fact at all. So, the P2P business model for B&S Japan, which launched in May 2014, only lasted for nearly a year.

Other territories are already running Blade & Soul with a free-to-play business model, such as Russia, Taiwan and China, with Korean players being the only pay-to-play community in this game, something that is becoming an issue for NCsoft. There are also the North American and European versions of Blade and Soul, which are free… no, wait… pay-to… Oh, right, NOTHING AT ALL for over 2 years and counting!


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  • Chakracat

    I’ve been waiting for 6 years, ever since it was announced in November of 2009.

    I can’t let go. This is the mmo to save the f2p genre. The combat,the art style,the customization, literally everything is great.

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    • freemmostation

      I wouldn’t say it’s the f2p saver, but it would definitely be one of the top games in the west… if it was released in 2014. Right now I’m not sure how it will go, if it’s released at all.

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