Otherland Heads to Steam Early Access August 26th

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief August 14, 2015
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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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Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief
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.

Discussion (20)

Samael 6 years ago
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.

Boo 6 years ago
Delayed!!!

Bic Boi 6 years ago
"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..

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SlightlyMad 6 years ago
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.

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noway 6 years ago
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

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Gahen 6 years ago
Tried tha beta, had same fps issues as with Tera. Looks like my computer hates the modified U3 engines.

hovsep56 6 years ago
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

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asdasdas 6 years ago
cash only content as dlc...hmmm...

Bratwurst 6 years ago
Been wondering what happened to this game, actually happy that it's still alive.

Cloak 6 years ago
Oh great. Another early access game we don't need.

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