Developer and publisher Snail Games is adding a new sandbox MMO to their roster. The free-to-play PC game, titled Dark and Light, was revealed at the ChinaJoy expo in Shanghai. The game, which has been in production since 2004, boasts a 40,000 square-kilometer world.
Built on the UE4 engine, Light and Dark is developed in such a way that all of the game’s systems — weather, wildlife, plants and more — are integrated to the point that a change in one will impact the other. Since the game’s original introduction, the developers have made a significant amount of changes, adding improvements to visual fidelity and changes to the game world — including more fantasy elements such as sorcerers. Interestingly, there are also aliens.
While the game was originally billed as a pay to play game, it’s possible that the time that has expired while making and readjusting the game may result in a free-to-play model upon release. However, all we know for certain is that a game many may have worried was dead is definitely far from it.
More information on Dark and Light is available on the official Facebook page.