Dragon’s Dogma developed somewhat of a cult following among RPG dorks in 2012. The open-world RPG already had MMO vibes, and featured light multiplayer elements through its rather neat Pawn system (which allowed players’ characters to be sent to friends’ games as AI controlled party companions).
Capcom has now announced an online version of the series, imaginatively named Dragon’s Dogma Online. The title will be free-to-play, but before you start getting all excited know that Capcom currently has no plans to bring this game to Western territories.
Still, it might end up arriving on our shores in the end anyway. For now, Capcom plans to make the gameworld the same size as the one that appeared in the original RPG. It will, however, be expanded through content updates until it is roughly three times the size. What’s more, the MMO’s plot will be handled through “seasons”, with each season of the MMO acting as a chapter in the game’s story.
Players will be able to form parties of up to four people and Pawns. You’ll then be able to head out to slay monsters and complete quests.
Dragon’s Dogma Online is pegged to appear on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC sometime in 2015. Check out the reveal trailer below.