The upcoming (at least in the west) free to play MMORPG Blade & Soul is well known for its rather sexy characters, with exaggerated proportions and a lot of skin on display, in line with the style of its original Art Directior Hyung-Tae Kim.
That caused some rather heavy censorship on the Chinese version of the game, but luckily, as NCSoft’s community team explained in a livestreamed broadcast, there’s no plan to implement any censorship for the western release.
The team also mentioned that, while full details about the free to play business model still haven’t been finalized (including the possibility of founder packs), the game won’t be pay to win in any shape or form. There also won’t be any vigor or fatigue system that was instead implemented in China.
In addition to that, we learn that there is currently no plan to implement a region lock between North America and Europe, with North American and European players able to pick whatever region they want to play in. The North American servers will be located in Dallas, Texas, while the European ones are in Frankfurt, Germany.
Blade & Soul will enter a closed beta phase this fall, and will be fully released in the Winter.