Trion Worlds and XLGAMES recently kicked off the eagerly awaited first closed beta event for the highly anticipated ArcheAge, proving that the free-to-play MMO genre is still alive and truly kicking. The game has already amassed a massive following as over 1 million players have registered for their opportunity to explore the expansive world of ArcheAge and today the developers stated that the community support for ArcheAge has been “huge”. Players are still able to register their interest for this and future closed beta events, on the official website.

A new developer letter has also been released thanking the community for their dedication towards ArcheAge and discussing update planned for future test events.

As ArcheAge is Trion’s first MMO partnership, it’s been an exciting and
educational journey to get here. We have translated around 2 million
words, localized a ton of quests, extended our international
infrastructure and opened it to a partner for the first time, and more.
We’ve spent untold hours getting everything ready for you. All while
working closely with XLGAMES to customize ArcheAge to better suit the
Western audiences.

The first beta event, A Brighter Age, is already underway and continues through until Monday, July 21st.

Source: Press Release