Otherland, an MMORPG based on the sci-fi books of the same name, which was originally being developed by now defunct studio RealU, has finally gotten a Steam Early Access release date, thanks to the efforts of DRAGO Entertainment, who took over development of the game two years ago. Otherland has been worked on for a total of six years between the efforts of RealU and DRAGO Entertainment, although it was only with DRAGO Entertainment that the game managed to enter Closed Beta and eventually made it to Steam’s Early Access.
Despite only hitting Steam Early Access later this month, Otherland already has a number of advanced features which the developers are saying makes it more advanced than most games which hit Early Access. Some of these features include the eDNA System that allows users to “collect and clone” items and even NPCs up to the Housing and PVP systems – have been fully implemented already.
Other features, such as the extensive Clan Land and Clan War Features are far along in development and will be added soon. Further content updates such as new worlds filled with quests, additional battlegrounds and minigames are planned for the upcoming months; all of these features will be taking community feedback into account.
Speaking about the game and the decision to go straight to Early Access, Lucjan Mikociak, CEO of DRAGO Entertainment said:
“After two closed beta tests we decided against the traditional Open Beta phase and instead opted to go Early Access on Steam because it allows us to better involve the community in the polishing process. We have come a long way since taking on the project nearly two years ago, and as a small independent developer we love to communicate with our community and appreciate their feedback and ideas, as we are determined to make sure that Otherland will not officially launch until it is ready.”
Otherland is set to launch on Steam Early Access on August 26.
Luke Luby is a journalist currently based in Cork, Ireland. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Higher Diploma in English. For the last several years, he has been writing for a number of different publications.