When Age of Empires Online (PC)
debuted last year, a lot of people were excited about the possibilities of the free-to-play title. If you are like me, your hopes were dashed upon seeing the pricing for the premium content, which while worth the money, was just expensive enough to make people hesitate before committing.
Developer Gas Powered Games understood this concern and has announced a permanent price drop for all premium content. As of this past weekend, premium civilizations are available for $9.99 (800 MSP) while Boosters and Vanity Packs are both available for $4.99 (400 MSP). Exact pricing for Europe has not been announced yet, but you can expect a price cut of 50% for that region as well in the very near future.
For those gamers that went ahead and bought the Season Pass, Gas Powered Games wants to reward you for taking a risk on an unproven product. The expiration date for all Season Pass holders has been expanded to August 15th, 2013. That is one full year beyond the previous cut-off date that all those with the Season Pass will receive premium content for free.
Does this increase your interest in Age of Empires Online
? I know it has mine and I fully intend to hit the ranked matches with the Greeks in the next few weeks!