LinkRealms is ascending to free-to-playdom starting October 10th. At that point, anyone will be able to download the game via Steam or the official site and play for free.
Well, I suppose Open Beta would be more apt as the game doesn’t officially launch until next year. But still, the game will be playable, and completely free. Just expect it to evolve even more in the coming months as testing continues.
For those wondering, LinkRealms is a sandbox MMORPG for people who grew up playing the MMOs of yore. If you like what you see, there are Founder’s packs, but if you’d prefer to wait until the game becomes free, then there’s no need to rush. The Founder’s Packs will continue to be available for the time being.