When DokeV received its newest new trailer on the latest PlayStation Showcase, some folks (together with us!) had been initially confused. The sport had initially been marketed as an MMORPG, however now all its messaging known as it an “open-world action-adventure.” No large multiplayer on-line components in sight.
In accordance with Pearl Abyss director of animation and movement seize and DokeV lead producer Sangyoung Kim, it was a easy matter of imaginative and prescient. At one level in its improvement, an MMORPG like Pearl Abyss’ earlier title Black Desert On-line made probably the most sense. Now, it would not.
“We’ve had lots of discussions in regards to the recreation’s route whereas engaged on DokeV and because the consequence, we concluded that making it an open-world action-adventure recreation permits us to finest specific our imaginative and prescient for the sport,” he stated. “Now we’re going within the route of having fun with the various gameplay within the huge open world.”
All that stated, although, that does not imply the multiplayer parts are gone from DokeV. The monster-filled journey will embody each a single-player expertise in its principal storyline, Kim informed IGN, in addition to “collaborative multiplayer components to work on with different gamers,” equivalent to combating boss monsters collectively as a gaggle.
“After all, there shall be a PvP component within the recreation,” he added. “For these aggressive components, we’re creating it with the thought of pleasant competitors that encourages good sportsmanship. We are going to come again with extra data on this sooner or later.”
We discovered a number of different tidbits from Kim, together with the immense measurement of its open world, and a little bit in regards to the totally different sorts of actions gamers can take part in with their Dokebi past simply battling and exploring.
All in all, DokeV is shaping as much as be a colourful and thrilling enterprise, which explains why we’re nonetheless, sadly, nonetheless left hanging on a launch window. However given the obvious measurement and scope of the recreation we noticed final month, it will hopefully be definitely worth the wait.
Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. You could find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.