In 2019 we learned that veteran developers Julian LeFay and Ted Peterson, leaders of The Elder Scrolls Arena and Daggerfall, had founded a new studio, OnceLost Games. They then said they were working on a new role-playing game, although they didn’t give many details and haven’t said anything since. This silence is broken today.
OnceLost Games has announced The Wayward Realms, a single-player open world fantasy role-playing game. This is exciting news, especially if you’ve been touching your foot impatiently waiting The Elder Scrolls 6 to arrive.
"The Wayward Realms is located in a group of more than 100 realistic islands, collectively known as the Archipelago, where dozens of factions compete for influence and power," the ad says. "Kingdoms strive to maintain their dominance, pairs try to earn a place at the top and dynasties set in motion the generational plots. If the player wins a leading position, he can change the course of the history".
Second, the game world of The Wayward Realms is "much bigger than most other games you can think of." the game page on Steam. "Large cities with hundreds or thousands of NPCs, deep, dark and dangerous forests, gigantic mountain ranges, swamps and wetlands, vast oceans and more, came to life through the generation of dynamic procedures."
Players will not be tied to a class of The Wayward Realms, but can create their own with "custom skills and abilities to create your own spells, potions, and enchantments." And the world, managed by a "virtual Game Master", will treat you differently depending on who you choose to be and the actions you take. "World events have very different effects on the life of a socializing aristocrat, of a thief entrenched in lower conspiracies, of a scholar collecting ancient artifacts, or of the role you choose for yourself. ".
It seems a bit like Mount & Blade games to me, which also allow players to choose their background and have a huge map full of NPCs that travel the world, fight for power and act according to their own agendas regardless of what they do. player. .
There are a lot of pretty big claims made in the ad, especially when it comes to the kind of things we've heard many games promise in the past: that "the choice and the consequences are experienced on a scale. never tried ". OnceLost games even call The Wayward Realms "a new class of games: the Great RPG."
Unfortunately, we're not sure how long we'll have to wait to see how far the game backs these claims: The release date for The Wayward Realms hasn't been announced yet, it hasn't even been hinted at. We'll let you know when we know more.