We are Sandbox Interactive. We are a 35-person-strong independent development studio from Berlin, Germany. Over the past seven years, we have developed and published the sandbox MMORPG Albion Online, which went free-to-play on the 10th.
For the free to play launch, we have created a brand new gameplay trailer which you can watch
We are also happy to report that after having significant data center issues in the first two days, we have deployed a fix today that seems to be working very well so far. This allowed us to support twice the amount of players than we did yesterday without the needing a server queue, with more than 26,000 concurrent users in the game at the moment. For now, things are looking good.
We still remain cautious and on guard, things can always go wrong. With the expected weekend activity spikes ahead of us, there will likely be a queue tomorrow and on Sunday from around 17 – 21 UTC, please keep this in mind if you’d like to try out the game during these times.
What is Albion Online?
For a short introduction, please see this
Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG set in an open medieval fantasy world. It has a fully
; all equipment items are player-crafted. You can freely combine armor pieces and weapons in our unique classless system –
. Explore the world and tackle challenging PvE content. Engage other adventurers in small- or large-scale
, and conquer territories. Or go for for some of the more relaxing activities that still play a critical role in Albion’s economy, such as fishing, farming or trading in Albion’s fully player-driven markets.
How did we develop Albion Online?
Albion Online was independently created with the help of a crowdfunding campaign through which we raised nearly 10 million USD which were fully invested into the game. With the input and support of our backers we have developed Albion Online into what it currently is: a successful Sandbox MMO. We drew some of our inspiration from games like EVE Online, Ultima Online, Dark Age of Camelot, League of Legends, and Runescape; all games we loved, played – and in some cases still play today.
Who is in this AMA?
Here today are our Game Director Robin Henkys, as well as some of our Game Designers and Community Managers, ready to answer any and all questions you have about our game over the next few hours.
What has happened in the updates since release?
We have released six major updates since the game’s release in July 2017:
Oberon (2019) – Brought the Randomized Dungeon system for endless group PvE fun.
Nimue (2018) – Added Crystal Realm GvGs for additional 5v5 battles.
Merlyn (2018) – Brought Faction Warfare for solo and small-scale PvP opportunities.
- Lancelot (2018) – Fishing. 'Nuff said.
- Kay (2017) – Seasonal GvG content – you wanna be the very best (guild).
- Joseph (2017) – Arena. 5v5 fights. Go!
We plan to release two more major updates this year based on our long-term vision for the game.
Ask us anything – about the game’s progress, launch preparations, what makes development as an independent developer so much more interesting – you name it. We are looking forward to your questions!
The Albion Online Team
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