Saying that the development team has drifted away from the high level of transparency that it originally demonstrated, Chronicles of Elyria’s project lead vowed that the studio would become a lot more transparent with the MMORPG’s construction going forward.
This statement set the stage of a massive state of the game post in which the team looked at the past, present, and future of the title. There’s a lot to absorb in regards to current projects, including the clothing system, mounted animations, and the sheer variety of body types, but curious readers might skip past all of that to see what’s coming up.
The article contains a three-year development roadmap leading from now through its late 2019 release, with the caveat that things change, delays happen, and you know the drill. For the rest of 2017, getting the third iteration of the website and ElyriaMUD running is top priority. Then in 2018 a lot starts to happen: alpha testing, server selection, settlement selection, and Kingdoms of Elyria. Finally, 2019 will transition the project into beta testing and launch.
Of additional note is a staggering list of planned (but not assured) features for this ambitious game. Pollination? Animal aging? Orphanages? Gossip? It’s all there and much, much more. When you’re done reading the state of the game, you can check out videos on tribes, animal animation, and an early ElyriaMUD test below.