Round 8 To Offer Beta Access And "Look Into" Ways To Compensate Bless Online Players In Unleashed

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor July 13, 2020
Share:

Round 8 Studio answered players' questions about Bless Unleashed coming to PC with an FAQ and video last week on the game's Steam page. Production Director Koven Park explained that the name of the studio came from a saying: "For a righteous man falls seven times and rises again, and the importance of the 8th round, where winners are usually decided." The translation might be a little off, but you get the idea.

Getting to the meat of the FAQ: Two closed betas are on tap for 2020, with an official launch planned for early 2021. The first beta will be on Steam, while the second will require Round 8's official launcher. As will be the case with the console version, fishing will come to the game with the PC release, as well as language support for English, German, French, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. More languages, new classes, and colorblind mode are also in the works.

What about if you were burnt by the PC release of Bless? That's not me using harsh language -- the question in the FAQ is literally "Any plans on compensating the community burnt by the last pc release of Bless?" The response is that while Bless Unleashed is "an entirely different game from it's predecessor, Bless Online," Round 8 will try and get former Bless Online players into the Steam beta (dependent upon "assistance from Valve") and that the team will "also look into other ways to hopefully adequately compensate the players as well." My suggestion would be not to hold your breath.

And will the cash shop be pay-to-win? As usual, when posed with that question, the response is unequivocally "no" ... wait, no it's not. Here's the full question and answer:

Read into that however you like -- and the answer reads more like it's in response to asking about similarities between the console and PC cash shop than the P2W issue -- but coming from the company that said it wouldn't make Bless Online free-to-play because it didn't want to be "tempted" into making it pay-to-win, it raises a few red flags.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (4)

Valor 1 year ago
Bring back the old Bless, please!

Mouhsine 1 year ago
i just love how these guys never gives up...that what i call dedication..i think they deserve support and i am sure that they're learning from their mistakes and make the game better this time

Scorpei 1 year ago
this time bless online will be fine i am sure

rickshaw 1 year ago
I'll jump in beta no problems.


You May Enjoy

Dead By Daylight Devs To Remove Leatherface Masks Following Racist Harassment

Dead By Daylight Devs To Remove Leatherface Masks Following Racist Harassment

"We will not tolerate hateful activity" and "we absolutely condemn this behaviour."

By Jason Winter - 2 weeks ago
MMOBomb's Official 2022 Predictions: Kotick Stays, Anthem Goes, New World Goes F2P, And More!

💣 Feature | MMOBomb's Official 2022 Predictions: Kotick Stays, Anthem Goes, New World Goes F2P, And More!

Plus: Will Daybreak make noise in the new year?

By Jason Winter - 2 weeks ago
Elyon Celebrates The Arrival Of The Archer Class With In-Game And Twitch Events

Elyon Celebrates The Arrival Of The Archer Class With In-Game And Twitch Events

The new class arrived in today’s update along with a variety of changes.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Always Online Cast: Roblox's Slimy Tax Dodging, Tencent Sued, and 2022 Gaming Predictions Ep 415

Always Online Cast: Roblox's Slimy Tax Dodging, Tencent Sued, and 2022 Gaming Predictions Ep 415

We've got a LOT to cover so hop in and relax with us as you catch up from the holidays!

By Michael Byrne - 2 weeks ago
Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - Upcoming League of Legends Champ Is Electrifying! Ep 495

Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - Upcoming League of Legends Champ Is Electrifying! Ep 495

But not everything is good news in the world of gaming (and particularly gaming conventions!)

By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
Tree Of Savior’s Next Update Will Add New Goddess Raid And Have You Digging In The Dirt

Tree Of Savior’s Next Update Will Add New Goddess Raid And Have You Digging In The Dirt

It will also introduce new crafting systems.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 days ago
See More
Live Giveaways