The lights are on
SOE is prepping to release Dragon's Prophet – a new free-to-play MMO from developer Runewaker Entertainment – this fall.
Set in a fantasy world where human warriors fight alongside dragons, Dragon's Prophet doesn't sound wholly original, but the free-to-play price is right, so we'll see what we think when the game comes out in North America and Europe on September 18.
"Dragon's Prophet has brought together what every fantasy-MMO player looks for in a new game: intense, action-based combat, a compelling end-game siege system, and more dragons than any other MMO to play and interact with like never before," says President of Sony Online Entertainment John Smedley. "Open Beta continues to provide us with valuable player feedback, and working closely with Runewaker and Infernum, we have already made major strides in improving the game's performance. We will continue to integrate feedback and make refinements to the game to ensure that Dragon's Prophet delivers a high-quality, meaningful online experience at launch and beyond."
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This has me very interested. I like what I've just seen. :)
I played the open Beta for about a month off and on - and it was spectacularly meh - pretty much made myself play it a couple of hours a week after the first week or so - it was something new when I was bored but that was about the best I can say.
this is glorious.
It looks interesting, I love fantasy games! Is it just me or does the purple dragon look a bit like Alatreon? I think I just might be playing too much Monster Hunter...
A generic title from a no-name studio backed by the bane of many MMOs. Topped with a horrendous (if original) trailer.
Why are these things bring funded?
I don't mind trying a new free to play MMO.
I saw some videos of this game's beta, on MMOBomb and MMOHut and whatnot, and everyone just can't seem to help themselves compare it to Pokemon. In that, replace the Pokemon with Dragons and the charming world with traditional fantasy. It just makes me wish that SOE would develop their own monster-catching franchise now.
They do colorful, broadly appealing games ostensibly aimed towards children (but, of course, anyone can enjoy a title like Free Realms). So why not? Frickin' Gameloft will rip off Pokemon (Crystal Monsters), but you guys won't? It's not like Nintendo's going to do a Pokemon MMO... ever.
C'mon SOE. Not to mention, you could ALSO rip off Skylanders and sell action figures that would net you the monster in-game! You're literally ignoring a goldmine here, and a game that many, many, MANY gamers have wanted to see for YEARS now. Bring us a Monster-collecting/raising/battling MMO, please? SOMEONE? Carbine? Cryptic? How can no one have done this already? Seriously?
Oh well. I'll admit, the dragons here look pretty cool. This game could be worth some playtime for sure, especially since it's F2P.
This game has been out a while in Korea, and I hear its pretty standard MMO
Saw some gameplay. It looked very meh.
Yeah iv seen some coverage on this...it seemed okay,a little lackluster.