Submitted by units 1213d ago | news

Ascend: New Gods - Xbox 360 goes free-to-play at last

Edge: Those of you who watched Microsoft's E3 2012 press conference may recall Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, introducing teaser trailers for three new games. At the time, none really caught the eye: such is the way of CG teasers. There was Lococycle, from 'Splosion Man developer Twisted Pixel, and Matter, a Kinect game from Hollywood director Gore Verbinski. The third, Ascend: New Gods, from Toy Soldiers developer Signal Studios, promised persistent asynchronous multiplayer across Xbox 360 and Windows Phone.

But there's more to it than that: it's Xbox 360's first truly free-to-play game.

A thirdperson, fantasy action-RPG due in 2013, Ascend casts players as one of the Caos, a breed of warriors created solely to serve the will of the Gods. You'll pledge allegiance to one of the three deities, battling your way across an evolving land in their honour. You won't be playing as the same character throughout: Signal says the "largest rewards" are reser... (Ascend: New Gods, Xbox 360)

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BigShotSmoov007  +   1213d ago
Seems lame to him cause he's either a sony fanboy or nintendo fanboy and no matter what micrsoft comes out with, he'll dislike. Anyways it does seem interesting and can't wait to hear more about it. I'm hoping it's something to talk about in the future.
jdktech2010  +   1213d ago
I'm down with some free to play...if I don't like, I don't have to play it.

What a novel concept
h311rais3r  +   1213d ago
Come fanboys. Come to hate.
Siren30  +   1213d ago
Both toy soldiers games were awesome and I am pretty excited to see what the devolopers do with this game.
ChronoJoe  +   1213d ago
Sounds kinda cool.

The footage at E3 was pretty unimpressive but the RPG mechanics might make the game interesting.
Shadonic  +   1213d ago
At least there opening up to free to play maybe well get MMORPG's on the next xbox and probably even get Arma 3 with some DAYZ mode :3 i would love to see that plus there's that Class 3 mmo zombie game thing.

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