Albion Online Shows Off Cross Platform Capabilities & a World with "No Levels"
Sandbox interactive, the developers behind the upcoming MMO Albion Online have taken to Youtube recently to show off the games cross platform capabilities. In the recent Dev Blog post the team cited that:
"Albion Online’s cross-platform development has presented a lot of challenges to the team, though it has also brought some surprising advantages. Developing for both PCs and tablets has resulted in a heavy focus on optimization, for example, from which all versions have benefited."
The developers also went on to say that it was perfomance considerations across all platforms that also led to the games choice in art and graphics direction:
"Performance considerations have also resulted in Albion Online’s clean, distinctive art style."
Albion Online is a free to play medieval sandbox MMO game
"a world in which there are no levels"
It is being developed with the intent of delievering a unique experience in MMO gaming. Instead of having tradinational character levels, the developers have designed what they call the 'Destiny board.' David Salz, Technical Director at Sandbox Interactive says:
"The Destiny Board was designed to give players some direction in a world in which there are no levels"
Alongside features like the Destiny Board are a fully player-driven economy, a day/night system, PvP corpse looting, and territory control. The game will be played from the Isometric viewpoint allowing a good view of your surrondings.
BETA for the game is expected early this year. The berlin based developer first announced the game back in spring 2013, so expect much more to be coming from them this year.