Despite being in Early Access, Otherland is probably one of the most advanced titles on the service, a far cry from the Pre-Alpha Versions often put up for sale. Most of its unique features – starting with the eDNA System that allows users to "collect and clone" items and NPCs, down to Player Housing and PVP systems – have been fully implemented and there is a ton of content available at launch – with more to come on a regular basis.
In the Unreal-powered Action MMORPG, based on the bestseller novels by Tadd Williams, players explore a series of virtual worlds, each with a completely unique look, but connected by an overarching storyline: The fantasy world "Eight Squared", the cyber-punk inspired "Bad Sector", the Asian "Five Isles" and the SciFi planet "Mars". The "Lambda Mall" functions as the central hub for players to socialize, complete with bars, shops and personal player apartments. Thanks to its unique setting, Otherland features several innovations for MMOs, among them the eDNA of NPCs, Avatars and Items as well as the "USpace" (Player housing) and "ClanLand"-systems.
Post Date: 11:21 25-01-2015
Previously scheduled for the end of August, DRAGO Entertainment delayed its Early Access Launch for the Unreal-powered Client Action MMORPG Otherland. After two CBTs, Early Access is the final step in the journey towards full release in the beginning of 2016. To comfort players, DRAGO Entertainment released a new video highlighting the multiverses in the game.
Before they can get their questions answered, however, the meeting descends into chaos. Unknown to any of those gathered, Dread and a team of expert assassins have attacked the Atascos' island home in Colombia, and Bolivar and his wife are suddenly murdered. Sellars gives the adventurers some brief instructions: they are to search along the river for Paul Jonas, who is at large within Otherland's many simulation worlds, then he too vanishes. Even as the adventurers flee Temilún, Dread, with the help of criminal hacker Dulcie Anwin, hijacks the simulation body of one of their party. The group sails down the river, hoping to find the answers that will enable them to free the children from Otherland's hold.