Signal Studio recently announced that the upcoming action RPG, Ascend: New Gods, will be one of the first free-to-play games to be offered on Xbox LIVE.
D.R. Albright, President and Creative Director for Signal Studios, had this to say about the game:
“We want to create a game that delivers an experience beyond what people generally expect from free-to-play titles. Our business model is integrated into the gameplay in a very elegant way. There’s no begging or distracting pop-ups. Players can get through Ascend without spending a dime, but if they want to purchase items to augment their experience, we make it easy for them to do so. If they choose not to, that’s fine too.”
In Ascend:New Gods, players will be able to acquire unique items and upgrades using the in-game currency, oddly called “souls.”