Trion Worlds and Korea games developer XL Games today announced the official launch of the open beta testing phase for the eagerly awaited free-to-play MMORPG game, ArcheAge. The beginning of the open beta period was accompanied by the revealing of the official release date for ArcheAge, promising players an exciting sandbox experience from September 16th.

The current open beta event concludes next Monday, September 8th. Following the event is the Early Access Head Start launch for those that have purchased an ArcheAge Founder’s Pack, giving them the chance to beat the curve with access starting on September 12th.

ArcheAge promises to break the shackles that restrain the traditional MMORPG game with a variety of sandbox styled elements that focus on player freedom and creativity. A robust character creation tool delivers endless customization options while the in-game features allow for the construction of elaborate homes and other structures that help drive the world economy.

Source: Press Release