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]
Western release, please!
Everything sounded so amazing till I read the words "Free to Play" Capcom, please don' t mess this one up.
I thought this was going to be an article about deep down being renamed.
I have a feeling this is doomed, I hope not though.
@ztpayne7 It does sound like Deep Down, doesn't it?
Any point of this as theres deep down from capcom coming
Amazing news, would play as long as it wasn't... tainted by free-to-play restrictions. Adored Dragon's Dogma.
"Only in Japan."
sigh, no Xbox announcement.
Well this isn't remotely what I wanted in a Dragons Dogma games. Is it so hard to ask for a $60 version of the game that happens to have Monster Hunter style co-op.
Anyone else worried about Capcom's future when they're beting the Farm on two free to play Quasi MMOs that will be expensive to build due to a new engine. MMOs have killed off better companies than current Capcom.
hmm the Dragons STD game!
When's the release date ? I have a Japanese account (with my wife's help) so I'm wondering if I could at least try it
Everything's going "free-to-play online-only". Especially when it comes to Capcom (and episodic releases). No thanks, no thanks and no thanks. If it weren't for Monster Hunter, Capcom, if it weren't for Monster Hunter... Although even THAT you've turned into free-to-play online-only in Japan.
There was reason to be concerned about Capcom's future before this. More worrying about this announcement is it's just another in a trend that seems to be going on throughout the industry. One that I don't think is good. I'd rather a $60 release that also has a good offline campaign but sadly developers and publishers seem intent on ending that.
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