aionAlthough not really considered by the gamers one game that is able to fight against the giants of the MMO world like WoW, Age of Conan or Warhammer, Aion is prepared to shake the gaming world and probably deliver one of the biggest surprises of the year. According to NCsoft, over 300,000 pre-orders of the game have been made and it is very likely that the number of players will be much bigger than these figures.

“Aion’s starting to achieve nice numbers,” said Euro MD Véronique Lallier to VG247. “We are over 300,000 activated pre-orders in the West. It’s looking healthy. It’s nice and healthy two weeks before the launch… It looks very good at the moment.”

Of course, it is very important for these numbers to grow or at least stand still for a while and that will be the true test for Aion. If people like the quality and the experience, they will keep playing. If something is done wrong, they will leave. It’s that simple!

“We have a strong belief in the game,” said Aion project lead Christian-Peter Heimbach. “We know the quality… and we also have hard numbers, as Vero already confirmed. We’re happy to say that we’re really confident.”

What do you say? Are you ready to give Aion a go?