Nomadic survival MMO, Last Oasis was initially due to launch in Early Access this summer, but was pushed back until October to refine the game. Now, indie developer and publisher Donkey Crew has announced that the game is postponed once again and will launch on Steam in the first quarter of 2020. Feedback from testers have led the team to the conclusion the the current quality level of Last Oasis is not what they want to offer to players. They will announce a specific date for the early access when they are “200% confident with it”.
Ashes of Creation‘s Apocalypse, the standalone battle royale game hit Early Access earlier today at 3PM EST. The game stands as a prequel to the upcoming sandbox fantasy MMORPG Ashes of Creation and as a testing playground for Ashes of Creation’s core infrastructure and key features. The early access is free to download from Steam and the Ashes of Creation website. Servers are located in North American (East & West), European (Central), and Southeast Pacific (Singapore). You will need to register for a free Intrepid account.
More cuteness and sexiness are upon the North American and European version of SoulWorker as a new female character joins the game. Chii Aruel, the nimble sword wielder girl will start with a few skills at Level 14 in Candus City.
Caravan Stories, the anime-styled MMORPG popular in Japan, has officially launched as a free-to-play game in North America on the PlayStation 4 console. The NA version supports English text and Japanese audio. Caravan Stories is currently available for PlayStation 4 in Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand as well. The game is known for its impressive art style, for having a wide variety of playable races from Orcs to Dwarves, and for its old-school JRPG style of progression.
Phoenix Labs has announced that Dauntless, the action-packed monster-hunt multiplayer RPG will be leaving early access as it launches its 1.0 update on September 26th. The game hit early access on PS4 and Xbox One just months ago in May and already has plans to release on Nintendo Switch later this year.
Update 1.0, titled Aether Unbound will be the biggest update to the game so far. A new weapon called Aether Strikers will be added for players to wield. This will come in handy when facing the powerful new Dire Behemoth that now makes its way to the Shattered Isles.
Starting with the Imperial City Celebration Event that will take place sometime this month, all players will be able to get The Elder Scrolls Online‘s The Imperial City DLC for free. This will be permanently free.
Bless Unleashed, the console MMORPG based on the same lore and world as was in the recently shut down Bless Online, is nearly ready to launch. Publisher Bandai Namco announced that Bless Unleashed will launch on the Xbox One on November 7th. The open beta will run for two weeks through November 21st.
Jason Park, Head of Development at Neowiz’s Round 8 Studio writes in a development letter that “the community was very vocal about its feelings toward the combat system in Bless Unleashed and overall game pacing” and that exciting changes have been made to improve the game for the players.
Fantasy MMORPG Astellia is now set to officially launch in the West on September 27th. Astellia’s English version will be fully available as a buy-to-play game with a number of differences to the free-to-play Asian version.
Several classes that are gender-locked in Korea will not be gender-locked in the English version. Developer and publisher Barunson E&A promises to provide free one time gender swap vouchers when they launch alternative genders for the classes that do not get gender-unlocked during the launch.
Intrepid Studios has announced that a 12-hour playtest for Ashes of Creation: Apocalypse will take place on August 20th from 11am to 11pm Pacific Time. Apocalypse is the standalone battle royale version of the Ashes of Creation MMORPG.