EU players have got the free-to-play version of AION, and soon, NA players will have access to a free version of this game. I don't know whether KR players will be mad with this matter? LOL.
NCsoft announced that AION, rebranded as AION: Ascension will be free to play in NA at the beginning of this spring, which also is the time when update content 3.0 comes. In this update, it brings a new level cap to 60, as well as some new zones, mounts, houses and instances.
Detailed news, please check gamespot
Are you going to return the game when AION free-to-play version releases?