Want info on an Upcoming Lovecraftian Horror Open-World Sandbox Fantasy RPG? Read On….
Independent developer IllFonic today announced that Revival will release the first stage of its development this February. The game is utilizing the power of Unreal Engine 4 to achieve the rather ambitious goal of creating a living-world that provides an uncompromising dark-fantasy role-playing experience.
IllFonic will be releasing Revival in multiple phases.
The initial phase introduces player housing and rewards for in-game characters. Illfonic will open a small piece of Revival to its ardent supporters in the form of player housing. This development plan will give players the chance to be involved from the beginning as they explore their new homes, customizing and upgrading them in preparation for the limitless adventure to come.
From the screenshots, the artstyle looks terrific. If this builds up a good concept – it should be great. With it’s team, they looked to have learnt from past mistakes and built a great team to deal with any issues in development.
“I’ve spent a decade working in the MMO space,” Chris Holtorf, one of Revival’s Lead Designers and Lead Lore added, “and Revival represents the lessons learned throughout the development of three previous online titles. My roots are in tabletop gaming, so the focus on directed play and the dynamic content, made possible by a Live Storytelling team, is right up my alley.”
The game will look to focus on the unique combination of old-school role-playing, Lovecraftian horror and live storytelling. It will invite players to take their place alongside gods and heroes in an epic new world of exploration, magic, commerce, and villainy. Revival promises ongoing storylines and content that changes in concert with the players’ actions, directed by a 24/7 staff of storytellers and content creators. Those are some hefty promises, but we have only seen the concept so far.
“Revival is a passion project that is born from love and pain within this genre”, added Kedhrin Gonzalez, Creative Director at IllFonic. “Revival is insanely innovative and charges against the grain with trends in the MMO genre. It’s not innovative just to be different, it’s innovative because that’s what this genre and gamers need.”
The use of the next gen engine of Unreal 4 should give it a good shout to last a while with good numbers. This next few “phases” should build upon these key concepts and develop the game well.
“IllFonic’s edgy vibe and dedication reminds me how the best game development often happens with a sleeping bag in your office,” said Joe Kreiner, head of Unreal Engine licensing for the Americas. “With their long history of technical excellence and hard core sensibilities, it’s about time we won these guys over to UE4.”
Revival promises an uncompromising vision for the ultimate online RPG experience, offering a world that is always on and always evolving. Every moment not spent in the world of Theleston is one that you’re missing out on, but don’t worry, keeping up with Revival will always be as close as your PC, tablet, or mobile device.
Here’s to hoping all is well and they hit the gaming world by storm. The idea seems sound and as long as they don’t hit those major MMO stumbling blocks. This should be one to watch.
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