NCsoft US has just announced details of the business model for Blade & Soul. The game will utilize a free-to-play model that gives all players unrestricted access to all content within the game. Blade & Soul will have two currencies players are familiar with – a special free currency that players will earn in game and NCSOFT’s previously established NCoin – as well as a premium membership system that has been developed for western players.
Now without further details we still don't know what exactly players can purchase from the store with real-world money. Idealy there won't be anything that grants competitive advantages that you can directly purchase in the store. Stay tuned for more updates.
Blade & Soul western version will start its closed beta in this fall. Check out a brand-new trailers below.