Sandbox MMO Albion Online Now is on Steam

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Berlin-based studio Sandbox Interactive will be publishing their sandbox MMO Albion Online on Steam. A campaign to have the game Greenlit on Valve’s game distribution platform has been successfully completed.

In an effort to facilitate even easier access to their free-to-play title, Albion Online’s developers had put their MMO up to the test of public opinion on Steam Greenlight. Steam users could then vote on whether or not they’d like to see Albion Online accessible on Steam in the future. And that they did, in their droves; within a matter of days, the community had shown more than enough enthusiasm for Steam to give Albion Online the go-ahead.

“Publishing on Steam gives us another way of allowing players to jump into the world of Albion Online,” said Stefan Wiezorek, founder and CEO of developer Sandbox Interactive. “The social and community-focused functionality of Steam really speaks to the importance we place on player interactions in Albion Online.” Players who don’t use Steam need not worry; they’ll be able to access the many client versions of the cross-platform MMO through the official website as before.

Albion Online is currently in a closed-alpha and will be released for Windows, Mac, Linux, and iOS and Android tablets. Players interested in testing can secure their access by purchasing a founder’s pack. All information about those packs can be found here.

My Albion Online Alpha Experience Part 1

Thanks for the video.
You are right, the feeling of the gameplay is a lot like Ultima Online when it came out. Skullcap shuffle all the way when you left the town the first few times. In UO, my first death was by a small snake; it tore me apart.
Oh, and I am glad to finally know that it was you who felled that tree.