Last month NCSoft released a preview of five of their upcoming IPs in development. Now the company has revealed throne and liberty and Project Ewith new trailers and details.
When the preview was uploaded last month it seemed that the projects codenamed TL and Project E were most likely the MMORPGs and now we have confirmation that this is the case and that these two games are the ones that are linked .
throne and liberty is a brand new IP, but it didn’t start out that way. It was originally planned as a next-gen version of ancestry and became known as The Lineage. Things changed over time and the game became more and more its own IP and concept.
Some of the original development plans were modernized to reflect the current gameplay and target audience, which also resulted in an entirely new story. They wanted to be a next-gen MMO for PC and console, and some of the conditions changed, including making the playing field less monotonous, including terrain changes and even differences affecting the flow of combat, like the wind or discovering new mobs. Essentially, they seem to be making an effort to make the game adaptable and add variety. In a blog about the new games, they say, “We expect different variables will create a wide variety of gameplay.”
Part of the design planning focused on what they felt NCSoft was missing and trying to create something new, choosing to appeal to many different audiences. They also considered that players are interested in challenges rather than just pushing their limits and competing to push their limits all the time, so that fed into their design strategies to create things that people work together and work together. The team focuses on story content, reflecting the worldview and content in choices and characters.
One of the features in this game will be that players can transform into animals to move and traverse the land. This makes it a way of using the space and not having something that is just fast travel but blends into the world. There are also different areas that are better explored by certain animal species. And you can also pick up other players.
There will be a weather system and a day/night system, and circumstances will affect how you play, including the weather. If it’s sunny, a bolt will attack a single target, but if you use a bolt-based attack in the rain, it’ll be an AoE. When shooting a bow, the wind affects the range and direction of your shot. They also give an example of if you are in a siege and could infiltrate a castle via the sewers, in a rainstorm these could flood so you have to think of something else. They also suggest that under certain conditions the player can strategically change the environment.
Project E based and set at the same time on the same planet as throne and liberty, but they are different. “Significant events that happened on the same planet are interpreted and carried forward in completely different ways in the two games.” There are core events that occur in every game that affect things differently.
More about Project E will be revealed over time, but is influenced by the East, for which “E” stands for in the name, and has a Korean style with touches of fantasy and influences from different cultures.
There’s a new one throne and liberty Mini site for updates and pictures.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/ncsoft-unveils-throne-and-liberty-and-project-e-with-new-trailers-and-details-2000124574 NCSoft unveils Throne and Liberty and ‘Project E’ with new trailers and details