Posted By Gabriel B. about 2 months, 2 weeks ago
That’s right, folks. Richard Garriot, the creator of the Ultima series, is back with a new game that he claims will be a more immersive experience that will allow for actual role-playing, encouraging players to go off the beaten path without side quests. The game, Shroud of the Avatar, takes place in a new world and, while it is a multiplayer game at its heart, it can be played solo and is not an MMORPG, only allowing a limited number of players to interact with each other. The game also doesn’t have classes, allowing players to develop the skills that they find the most useful. One thing that might interest old school players is the fact that the game will come with physical goods, like cloth maps. For more on the game, here is Richard Garriot’s pitch video:
As for the campaign, it’s the usual stuff. $25 is the early bird special and will net you a digital copy of the game (a gift of $40 is the normal asking price), and later tiers allow you to get behind-the-scenes access and physical prizes (like a full-size cloth map). The game’s tentative release date is October of next year, meaning that it will come out a month before Dreamfall Chapters and two monthss before Torment: Numenera get released. Please share your thoughts in the comments below and keep following Blistered Thumbs for all the latest gaming news.
Source: Kickstarter Page