If you’ve signed up for a chance to participate in the cross-platform, Ultima Online inspired sandbox MMORPG Albion Online, you’ll probably want to check your inbox. Starting today, developer Sandbox Interactive will be conducting a two week Alpha test for the MMO, allowing some players to explore, craft and ultimately claim their own territories within the world.

Given that Albion Online is heavily focused on cooperative Guild PvP, Sandbox Interactive has released a new update which notably adds customizable guild emblems displayed on a players armor, while also making it easier for players to actually find suitable guilds by using the new guild search tool.

The devs have also gone about adding a real estate system, which -after a small fee- grants the player his own plot of land on which they can build and furnish their own house. The real estate system is separate from the territory control meta-game which protects the player’s house from any marauding guilds who may have otherwise reduced the quaint cottage to a pill a rubble. Be sure to check out the official update video above for more info.

The Alpha currently has no NDA meaning players are free -and even encouraged- to stream and post gameplay. MMOBomb managed to snag a key and will be streaming the Albion Online Alpha tomorrow during our weekly Bomblive series on Twitch starting at 2PM PST. Players interested in securing an alpha key can still signup on the official site.

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  1. why on April 7, 2014

    Why do dumb games like this exist?

  2. mickgi on March 26, 2014

    Alphatest, beta or not, we can know if its a dull crappy poop game just by watching that shitty boring gameplay. Such a fail

  3. Reavermyst on March 26, 2014

    Sheesh, tough crowd. It JUST started alpha testing. So of course it’s going to be a fairly limited experience. Give it time.

  4. Anon on March 26, 2014

    Albion? More like Albi-yawn.

    Looks extremely dull and boring. To even mention Ultima Online is an absolute insult to that great game.

  5. Dkuang on March 26, 2014

    The idea and inspiration around the game sounded great, Ultima Online? COME ON! However, it falls far from it. I was bored out of my mind running around doing nothing but gathering gathering and more running back and forth. Not fun at all imo, but I’m sure there will be people that find this type of game play…fun?

    Yes, players have to gather and craft everything hence all the running around resource gathering but god…I felt like a drone and not enjoying “playing” at all. Felt more like working lol.

    • Belian on March 30, 2014

      hey man if u didn’t like it n not gonna play i will pay u 20$ for ur key im so excited to play it i bee nwaiting since 2013 n nothin its sad i know..

      my skype is leonardo.lopes93 in case you wanna trade or help a streamer (:

  6. guzunio123 on March 26, 2014

    will there be a key’s ?

  7. Athavan Indranathan on March 26, 2014

    looks pretty cool. Nice to see so many fresh mmos and shiz coming out 2014-2015

  8. Zode on March 25, 2014

    looking for a key i signed up long time ago any one hlep me out?

  9. sssssssss on March 25, 2014

    it is poop.

  10. gj on March 25, 2014

    poop

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