Kakao Games and Bluehole Inc. have dropped a bomb on the MMORPG world. From a magic-fueled steampunk airship. In a media event leading into G-Star, the sandbox MMO Ascent: Infinite Realm was revealed and confirmed to be heading to Western territories, shining a light on just what Project W is all about.
Ascent: Infinite Realm, or A:IR, is a sandbox-style MMORPG with a high fantasy steampunk vibe that melds machinistry and magic. Players can become one of five different customizable classes and command a variety of land and air mounts, including steam-powered mechs, flying creatures, and airships of different styles and types to explore the world.
Customization is a key feature of A:IR, with the ability for players to customize practically everything about their experience. From the difficulty of dungeons and hunting grounds, to the style of weapons and appearance of airships, to your own estate housing space, practically every part of A:IR can be adjusted.
Of course being something of a sandbox, A:IR has its own PvP features. Specifically, the game features RvR combat where most of the battles take place in the skies. Players are encouraged to bring any number and type of airship to the party, and can even coordinate ground-to-air strikes or ground assaults depending on the map and the objective for what is hoped to be a strategic PvP experience.
Ascent: Infinite Realm is looking at the first half of 2018 for its first beta test. The game will initially be available in English, German, and French. You can find out more at the game’s new teaser website as well as take a look at a gameplay trailer below.
A lot of us at MMOGames are in love with the sort of high-fantasy steampunk universe A:IR is offering, so naturally we are most eager to find out a lot more about this one as we enter 2018. Hopefully we won’t be left hanging without too much information for too long, because a lot of the activities described and shown off in that trailer look like a huge amount of fun.
Source: press release