It's not too surprising to hear that Allods Team, the studio behind Allods Online, was working on a new free-to-play MMO. It is however, extremely surprising to see what sort of MMO they've now created. Introducing Skyforge, a sci-fantasy title focused on an ongoing war between the gods. With gorgeous 3D visuals showing off the mix of high-technology and spellcasting, Skyforge may just be the an MMO to add to the anticipation list.
A description of the game lists the following main features as the focus of the MMO:
- Become a God: Skyforge gives players the opportunity to walk the hero’s path – from new born immortal, to mighty champion, to becoming a god themselves capable of standing toe to toe with other major gods.
- Spectacular Combat: Visually stunning and highly visceral action-combat with a unique open class system and limitless character development.
- Defend the World from Invaders: Fight and gain power to protect the world under constant threat of attack. Immediately jump into the action with countless gameplay options – solo and group PvE, PvP, free exploration and monsters killing, fighting the ruthless armies of invading Gods.
- A Truly "Massive" MMORPG: One world fighting together. With millions of players on one server, a tightly integrated social network and an information portal, Skyforge brings all players together inside and outside of the game.
In other words, it sounds a lot like something similar to TERA. A high priority on graphics, action combat and free-to-play. Well, TERA didn't start free-to-play, but it's good to see Skyforge starting in a more comfortable spot. Of course, that's just speculation based off of early details. Who knows what sort of experience Skyforge will ultimately deliver. Oh, you know what else the look reminds me of? Some of the footage shown of 33 Studios' Project Copernicus. It must be those giant statues in the distance.
Skyforge currently has no announced release window, though they've opened up registration for an upcoming closed beta. I'm sure we'll be quick to post as soon as we have further information on when that will start. For now, check out the well-scaled and impressive environments of Skyforge's announcement trailer.