NCsoft has teamed up with the German publisher Gameforge to bring the new Aion model across the whole Europe. From February 2012 Aion will be free-to-play on EU servers. The main reason for this switch are deserted lands in Atreia. Aion free to play model will not affect the NA servers.
Gameforge announced that NCsoft will transfer control of Aion service in Europe to Gameforge later in February 2012. To continue playing your European account after the transition, you must consent to allow the transfer of your account information from NCsoft® to Gameforge. If you agree to transfer your account, you will receive veteran status in the free-to-play version of Aion.
For more information about account transfer to the Gameforge server visit aionfreetoplay.com.