Dragon’s Dogma Online to be Free-to-Play for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3
Ashley Allen / 5 years ago
Details on Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma Online have emerged, thanks to Japanese video game magazine Famitsu. The MMORPG will be free-to-play, but rely on microtransactions in lieu of a monthly fee, à la World of Warcraft. Produced by Minae Matsukawa, directed by Kent Kinoshita, and executive produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, it will be released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.
You will play as an Awakened, exploring the land of Lestaria in four-player parties, made up of either AI pawns or real players. A “quick-matching” feature is available, and socialising takes place in huge town lobbies that can hold up to 100 players at a time. In-game jobs include Fighter, Hunter, Priest, and Shield Sage, and roles can be switched, player and pawns alike, at any time.
Dragon’s Dogma Online is entirely open-world, with regular updates planned to expand the playing area incrementally, and raiding parties of eight players is to be another future introduction. Four NPC characters – Fighters Vanessa (voiced by Atsuko Tanaka) and Leo (Koichi Yamadera), Hunter Iris (Marina Inoue), and Fabio (Yoshimasa Hosoya) – are to be introduced, as members of the White Winged Buddha Corps.
Dragon’s Dogma Online is set for release in Japan later this year.