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Albion Online comes from many of the people that worked on EVE Online, and so it too is a sandbox MMO, and as you can see in the picture above, it offers a fantasy theme. Back when the game was crowdfunded through founders packs, it was promised that an Android and iOS version would be made. An Android APK has been available since 2017, but the iOS version is still missing. Well, as of today, Sandbox Interactive has announced that the MMO will be officially released on Android and iOS this summer, with cross-play in tow for all platforms.
Above you can watch a video for the latest update to Albion Online, and since the mobile version will offer the exact same experience as the PC release, you can count on this content being included with the mobile version when it lands this summer. Of course, if you’re eager to check things out, you can always sideload the APK the developer provides on its website.
So really, today’s announcement is more about the fact you can now pre-register for Albion Online on the Google Play Store, meaning people will no longer have to sideload an APK once the game is released on the store this summer. Those that do choose to pre-register will earn a cross-play reward, though you’ll have to log into the game on a PC and mobile to recoup this item.
While it’s clear the mobile version of Albion Online will be officially released this summer, no specific date has been provided, so I’m sure we’ll hear more about Albion’s launch on mobile in the months to come once that date is nailed down. Of course, performance is a concern, especially when the current APK stutters like a madman. So here’s hoping some performance fixes are included with the official mobile launch this summer. Until then, feel free to pre-register through the Play Store widget at the bottom of the page to receive a notification whenever the game is released on the Play Store later this year.
Albion Online is officially going mobile on June 9th
Above, you can watch the latest video from the Albion Online team, which is an announcement for the upcoming mobile launch. Sure, sideloading an APK has been an option for Android users for years, but on the 9th of June, the game will be officially available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
While I’m a little wary that performance won’t be great since the APK currently available suffers from performance issues, at the very least, you’ll be able to log in to take care of the game’s many mundane tasks. This mobile experience will be on the same global server as every other platform, so you will be able to pick up where you left off while joining your friends, no matter their platform of choice.
Those who happen to log into the mobile version (once it’s available), and the PC version, will earn a few rewards, such as a unique mount skin and Tomes worth 100,000 Fame.
So there you have it. Albion Online is slated for release on the Play Store on June 9th, which is a week away. So if you’d like to receive a notification on the day, feel free to pre-register through the Play Store widget at the bottom of the page.
Albion Online is now available on the Google Play Store
Sandbox Interactive has officially launched its popular sandbox MMO Albion Online on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Now that the game no longer has to be sideloaded on Android, it would seem the title performs much better than it did a year or two ago. Even in a town, lag wasn’t as much of an issue as it used to be, which is good to see. Now, this is a big game, and in total, it takes up 4.11GB on my ROG 5. Cross-platform play is supported out of the box, though I wouldn’t recommend PvP on a small screen. At the very least, players will be able to easily collect their mats on the go.
As expected, this is a free-to-play release, same as on PC, and the game does contain in-app purchases that range up to $129.99 per item. Much like EVE Online, investment isn’t necessary, but it sure helps. So there is an optional subscription that’s $11.95 a month that will net subscribers extra benefits.
So if you’ve been waiting for Albion Online to show up on the Play Store to take it for a spin, today’s your chance. You can grab the install from the Play store widget at the bottom of the page.