Different scale

As has been rumoured since dinosaurs ruled the world, Dragon's Dogma Online is in production at publisher Capcom. The title, which emerged courtesy of a trademark filing late last year, was revealed in the latest issue of famous Japanese publication Famitsu, and is a free-to-play fantasy role-playing game for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, as well as the PC.

According to a translation of the abovementioned magazine's article, series creator Hiroyuki Kobayashi will serve as the executive producer on the project. The title will feature a full open world, including lobbies for up to 100 players at once. You'll be able to form parties of up to four people, where you'll then be able to go on quests. There'll also be Raids for up to eight players.

It's all sounding a little bit Phantasy Star Online so far, and just to add to that, a Capcom UK representative has told Eurogamer.net this morning that there are no plans for a Western release just yet. This is odd, considering that the title first leaked as part of a European classification. Let's hope that the Japanese firm's simply being coy, because we quite like the sound of this.

[source famitsu.com, via siliconera.com, gematsu.com, neogaf.com, eurogamer.net]