We at OnRPG were contacted by David H. DeWald, Community Manager at Chronicles of Spellborn as currently run by Acclaim. He feels passionately about TCoS, and although most of you know already that developments for the F2P-version of TCoS were underway, DeWald would like to make its release official with the following message:
“It happens sometimes; a really good game will slip through the cracks. There are a lot of reasons why this happens and I know you will have opinions, but I’m not here to talk about that. I feel like Spellborn was one of those games. A solid MMORPG with a twitch combat interface that meant that player skill actually mattered in PvP.
“Most of those who played it enjoyed it. And it did pretty well in the reviews online. It was originally a subscription based game with servers in EU and North America, and is now in redevelopment to be converted to a F2P.
“Acclaim still has servers running the original version and that is why I’m writing this. We felt like people missed out. They didn’t get to see what Spellborn was really like. And we are going to fix that.
“Today, as you read this, Spellborn as it currently exists is now free to play. Keep in mind that there will be no upgrades and no patches. It has become in effect, an Action RPG with superior Multiplayer. The only thing it will cost you to play is the time it takes to download.
“Now because it is frozen in time, we will be creating events for the players and we will help support any players that want to make their own events. And if you have thoughts on how we might make this version more enjoyable as we wait for the New free to play version, we are glad to listen.”
We at OnRPG say: “Go play it!”