Following the recent closure notice of the Japanese version of Bless Online, developer and publisher Neowiz has officially announced that the global Steam version of the game will also be shutting down on September 8th, 2019. The closure will take place exactly one month after Bless Japan shuts down.
As we reported last week, Bless Online’s Global version on Steam has consistently performed poorly with a current average of 209 players in the last 30 days and similar numbers for the past five months.
When the global version shuts down, Bless on PC will no longer be playable in any region. The fate of the Bless IP will rely on Bandai’s Unreal Engine 4 iteration of Bless on Xbox One titled ‘Bless Unleashed‘. Bless Unleashed ran a four day closed beta testing in April 2019. No word has been given out in regards to open beta testing.
Bless Unleashed, Bandai Namco’s Xbox One rendition of Bless has released another class trailer to keep the hype alive after weekend CBT that took place just days ago. The priests are “warriors that channel the divine” and can “unleash both a fury of divine attacks from afar and an array of buffs and heals for their teammates”.
Watch the trailer below to see the Priest class in action in the upcoming Unreal Engine 4 MMO.
Bless Unleashed, the Xbox One MMORPG based on the same world as Bless Online is set to release sometime in 2019. Bandai Namco has released a new teaser trailer to show off the five classes that players will have to choose from; Berserker, Mage, Ranger, Priest, and Crusader. The Crusader is essentially Bless Online’s Guardian class.
Bless Unleashed is said to be built for mature audiences. It will take players on “an epic multiplayer journey across a vibrant persistent world, and tasks the brave with battling – and surviving –vicious, lethal monsters that inhabit this untamed landscape.” It is developed by NEOWIZ and Round 8 Studio. For more information, visit the official Bless Unleashed site.
Below are the known released dates for Bless Unleashed, the MMORPG that will bring the Bless Online world to the Xbox One platform. The game is developed by Round 8 Studio.
|Bless Unleashed Betas||Closed Beta||April 25th at 10 AM PT - April 29th at 10 AM PT
During Gamescom 2018, Bandai Namco revealed a new upcoming MMORPG that is set to release in 2019 for Xbox One called Bless Unleashed. Not to be confused with Neowiz’s recently launched PC MMORPG Bless Online which runs on the Unreal Engine 3, Bless Unleashed will utilize the more stable Unreal Engine 4. While the two games are unique, they share the same IP. They will share many aspects like world, environmental themes, lore and creatures.
Bless Unleashed will feature a combo-driven combat, a vibrant persistent world, player customization, co-op modes and competitive PvP. Players will be able to choose from five character classes.