The Quinfall seemed to emerge out of nowhere promising MMORPG everything they've ever wanted.
Indie Spotlight: The Quinfall - A New MMORPG Promising The World
Another highly impressive looking new MMO from a previously unknown dev has entered the MMO discourse. In some ways, The Quinfall is promising more than even Ashes of Creation. And though we are all accustomed to being stung by the promises of a game fated to never emerge, there are reasons why we shouldn't jump to being sceptical right away.
Turkish developer Vawraek Studios is just a couple of years old, according to their website. Their vision is as ambitious as their game: become one of the leading industry names. But the first piece of promising news is that the studio is not asking for money. Though one look at the flashy gameplay trailer reveals that they must have received a hefty cash injection from somewhere.
In a trailer that seemed to come out of nowhere, The Quinfall is the type of game that would have made the innocent MMO fans of yesteryear weak at the knees. Player-run businesses, sieges, guild-owned islands, eleven different advanceable professions, minigames and boardgames galore, music-making, a sprawling 2016-kilometer open world, climbing, secrets, climates and seasons, house-building, shipbuilding, sailing and piracy, giant world bosses, and literal time travel are just some of things we are being told we can expect from the game.
And while gamers these days have learned to treat these kinds of promises from an unestablished developer with a truckload of salt, The Quinfall is turning peoples' heads regardless.
The trailer (see below) showcases some pretty convincing gathering animations and action combat, which includes the use of the classic fantasy game trio: swords, bows and magic. And coming in with gameplay footage off the bat is always a good sign.
he game is seemingly rife with Unity assets. Which, first of all, isn't necessarily a bad thing. It is what they are there for, after all. But it also goes some way to addressing the elephant in the room: how is an unknown dev going to pull off an MMORPG this impressive?
The Quinfall Key Features:
Stunning Abilities - The Quinfall's gameplay trailer showcased some gorgeous abilities such as the summoning of a platoon of ghostly archers, summoning flaming dragons, and Frost Nova abilities.
Action Combat - Forget tab-targeting, The Quinfall places onus on players to dodge and weave around formidable foes.
Varied World Bosses - From hovering clockwork constructs to gigantic Dune-like sandworms, The Quinfall promises huge world bosses across its varied biomes.
Cycling Seasons - The weather and seasons of The Quinfall can help shape the world, whether it's affecting the proliferation of resources, flooding valleys through heavy rainfall, or revealing new areas through droughts.
When Can We Play?
According to its Steam Page, The Quinfall is set to release this year (2023). Perhaps this would be possible if a generous helping of the assets were taken from Unity, cutting a lot of the development time.
But as anyone who has been following the painstaking development process of Ashes of Creation can attest to, this is still a unbelievably speedy turnaround for an MMO that seems to contain everything everyone ever wanted of the genre. Especially from an unknown developer. So should alarm bells be ringing?
Well, the fact that Vawraek has yet to ask for any money leaves us thinking: what's the harm in holding out hope?
Will The Quinfall be released in 2023? It seems impossible, but perhaps they can pull of a miracle. We'll certainly be watching this new title like a hawk in the meantime with our fingers tightly crossed.