Drago Entertainment has quietly been working on the Tad Williams novels inspired MMORPG, Otherland for quite some time. As we’ve reported over the past few months, the project has been moved around from company to company and many thought it would never see the light of day.

Having played the game a few months ago to try and do a First Look video, I can tell you that back then the game was just not ready for public access. To say the game worked wouldn’t have been very accurate. We’ve held off on a First Look since then. Hopefully, with today’s announcement, that First Look won’t be far away now.

Drago Entertainment will be releasing a Steam client version of Otherland on August 26th in an Early Access state. While the game will be free to play, Early Access will not. Pricing still has yet to be announced but here’s Drago Entertainment’s response to that question.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The current pricing is aimed at players who are willing to support us and are ready to invest into great content and the creation thereof. Instead of an item shop – as originally planned – we will offer DLC that includes new content but is optional to buy. No Pay2Win! As for the pricing and business model after the official launch, this has not been decided yet and may differ between territories. Early Access Players’ benefits will however last throughout game phases.”

When pricing is announced for Early Access we’ll be sure to update this article for your information. In the meantime, you can check out Otherland information on Steam here.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. Samael on August 26, 2015

    Tried to download and play the alpha. it would be nice if the game worked at all. half the time the launcher wouldnt even work. i seriously doubt this game will last a month past launch if it even gets that far.

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  3. Bic Boi on August 15, 2015

    “The current pricing is aimed at players who are willing to support us and are ready to invest into great content and the creation thereof. Instead of an item shop – as originally planned – we will offer DLC that includes new content..”

    Oooohh..no..no, no guys..you don’t wanna do that..DCUO did that and it ends up being one of the largest reasons F2P players don’t last long there (escrow and subscriber advantages aside).

    Shoulda just stuck with the item shop..people hate being gated off from content more than a typical convenience/cosmetic shop methinks..

    • Aregadon on August 15, 2015

      Well altho we have to get DLC’s we won’t get an Itemshop I think that’s a fair trade. ASLONG as they don’t offer any DLC content in the first 6 Months that is
      If they do fuck off I’ll still pay and I’ll still play but I won’t be happy -.-

  4. SlightlyMad on August 15, 2015

    yeah its official, free to play games, the home of the online corruption. all those terms of use, all those laws, are to protect them from players, like payers were a hostile threat, the funny thing is that they say that spy on players for security reasons, but in the end they spy on players to make them lose their loot in pvp. so they got defended but there’s not a single rule to defend players, straight to players ass and its ok cause you accepted in terms and conditions. all to jail. its time for a players rights organization people.

    • Tork on August 15, 2015

      What in God’s holy name are you blathering about?

      • SlightlyMad on August 17, 2015

        im talking about all kind of schemes people is lured to in online games. we may think companies, publishers and developers may be the most cute things in the world, but they are evil, thats the true evil in online gaming, not the evil of a player be skillfull at a game and plays it for long like OLGA try to make games evil. im talking about the evil gaming industrie that makes games to sell us the chance to not play it. games are made with long time progression but they tell us to get a job and not play it as it was created to be played. corruption!

      • SlightlyMad on August 17, 2015

        they just want money, they never care about players, they can use and abuse players the way they like cause theres nothing standing up for gamers.

        real cash economy for all online games is the only solution for a fair gaming world.

        • someone on August 23, 2015

          You know something else?
          You can learn coding
          digital designs
          graphic designs
          3D modeling
          3D animations
          more coding

          and make your own free game and make it f2p too 😉 so we all can play oh and dont put a cash shop so you dont get any $ C:

  5. noway on August 15, 2015

    I stopped at “we will offer DLC”. They made a whole game and splitted it into parts to sell each part. DLC are the worst part of the gaming. I guess EA started that shit. A few years ago you had to buy a game once and then actually own the whole game. Nowadays you have to pay for a part of the game and pay for more parts later. What a rip off

    • Jo on August 15, 2015

      if there was a cash shop, someone would have said



      cant please everyone, give it a rest

  6. Gahen on August 14, 2015

    Tried tha beta, had same fps issues as with Tera. Looks like my computer hates the modified U3 engines.

  7. hovsep56 on August 14, 2015

    paying dlc huh? :/ yet they also say there will be no cash shop if they don’t get crazy with the dlc andkeep the minimal i would actually accept that

    • Jo on August 15, 2015

      You should send them your contact phone number so they call you and run any changes by you, just to see if its ok for release.

      You can tell them when enough DLC has been made and make sure they dont provode too much content for the players.

      We believe in you.

      • MMOMAN on August 15, 2015

        go back to your twitch, this is for free players, i bet you can buy every dlc

      • Jo on August 19, 2015

        I am a childish contrarian who has such a $hitty life that I enjoy posting sardonic tripe on the internet in some vain effort to actually make it seem like I matter at all.

        You can tell how much of a pompous little twit I am and I assure you I’m as big of a piece of garbage in real life even to other people.

        I’m so cool.

  8. asdasdas on August 14, 2015

    cash only content as dlc…hmmm…

  9. Bratwurst on August 14, 2015

    Been wondering what happened to this game, actually happy that it’s still alive.

  10. Cloak on August 14, 2015

    Oh great. Another early access game we don’t need.

    • EpicTony on August 14, 2015

      I don’t know I think we need this one! Played it awhile ago and this is an amazing game! Will be paying for this when it enters Steam!