Bless Developers Predict Six Month Early Access Before Launch

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
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As Bless' development team continues to rework the game, potential players in the Western audience are still clamoring to get any info they can on what the final product will be. The good news is that Neowiz has been pretty open for interviews lately -- particularly Bless' Game Director Jae-hoon Jeon, who was most recently interviewed by Wccftech.

As can be expected with any developer interview, there were some pretty vague answers, but we do have a few more actual bits of real information. The most important bit right now is that the developers are planning a 6 month Early Access period that will also function as a soft launch. EA players don't have to worry about their characters being wiped before launch.

Among the other bits of information is that in order to avoid at least some of the grind, the leveling content is focused on questing, story, and dungeons. Of course, what this really means is that that players will be avoiding the mob grind in favor of these grinds.

It's also noted in the interview that there are currently not plans to region lock the game -- other than what might be required by certain publishers. Player trading without an auction house is still being looked at, housing is on the the horizon, and -- as is often stated by devs early on -- there's a promise that pay-to-win won't happen.

If you'd like to check out the interview in full, pop over to Wccftech's site.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (19)

Todoran 4 years ago
Scam v2.0 nice :D ppl fall for this thing evry time GG devs GG :D

Darkzen 4 years ago
A game with such wierd developement like : first start in Rusia and Asia then its shoot down after less then 5 months then early acess/open beta show of on other continents then agai they take it dow for "reworking some feature", is not enspireing me to play it. I'm sorry but this mmo don't show trust and feature investment with it ... like someone above me say "Arcage vibes" ... lets see if they can make it better then what reality show us ! We will see :)

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Erros 4 years ago
Could be wrong but there is no set payment model atm. But they mentiond possibly B2P. Which means you would have to buy the game to play it anyways. Either now for EA or in 6 months.

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Rawasa 4 years ago
Its gonna fail again, 6 months this game will be active before its open to everyone. I don't even think the EA will last 6 months with the poor turnout.

ID 4 years ago
Give us a ETA!!!!!!!

Squeeezy 4 years ago
You decide to have a 6 months EA with no wipe when the game officially launches and still have the nerve to say that there will be no pay-to-win in the game?
Either the game will have a really slow pace in grinding levels and gears(which turn off a lot of players ) or whoever pays for EA will be the overlords of the game when it launches.
When the game finally launches, all farming areas will have already been divided and camped by max level characters with the best gear.
F2P with no P2W my ass ... bet there will be some sort of VIP Club(subscription) that allows players to teleport for free and have extra inventory and mobile shop but ... HEY! we are not selling gear so we are not P2W!!!

Travis 4 years ago
With that argument, you can say that any P2P game that went F2P is P2W because people had an early start.

That's not what P2W means.

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kek 4 years ago
Not touching this one with a 10 ft pole, Archeage vibes all over again.

NameGoesHere 4 years ago
Yea... no P2W they say...

Except for the fact that article says Early Access players have a 6 month head start WITHOUT wipe... meaning they technically already ahead by 6 month compared to all other players.

Not P2W at all... sure... just have to disable PvP for another 6 month so regular players can catch up. LUL (EA bought 6 month of gear up time)

Dropping this game even before it starts... no wonder it died off in Development and had to relaunch on Steam, Cash Grab Game.

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IsamiOni 4 years ago
Basically - the only way to get money from this trash game.
Devs now: "You know guys...we're going to release Bless...Again...Somewhat in an uncertain future, but no worries! Purchase Early Access and play before we make it playable"
Release day finally came:
Players: "What...the....fuck...it same...no,wait...it's even WORSE!!!"
Typical KR marketing strategy (^_o)/ Believe me or not, that's up to everyone. You'll spend your money and time on it anyways :P

KompotWarrior 4 years ago
Of course " no p2w" but if u don't want to buy the EA access u have to wait freaking SIX months... Do u guys know what 6 months of farming brings!?!?

when it becomes f2p truly u will join a full blast economy where u cant make a profit by "being skilled and investing a lot of time first week"... eh not like any game will drop this sneaky way of milking money...


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