Ascend: New Gods will be one of the first free-to-play games available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
According to the official "As you may remember from our E3 unveil, we’ve been exploring a variety of different business models for Ascend. Today, we’re excited to announce that it’s going to be one of the very first free-to-play titles to come to Xbox LIVE Arcade! If you have a Gold membership, you’ll be able to download and play the full game for free. And when we say “full game”, we really do mean the whole game – from start to finish. Pretty awesome, huh? We think so, too.",
In the game, players will be able to spend “souls”, the currency of the game, to acquire new and unique items, abilities, upgrades, and character customizations. The "souls" can be earned in-game, or purchased with Microsoft Points.
Ascend: New Gods has no release date yet, but expect it to debut when the free-to-play structure launches on the Xbox 360.