NCsoft has rebooted Lineage Eternal as Project TL in Unreal 4

    
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Remember Lineage Eternal? It seems as if we’ve been watching the gorgeous MMOARPG sequel to the Lineage franchise for half of forever, as NCsoft has moved it into and out of testing over the last several years, finally admitting last summer that it was gutting the game and starting over with Unreal 4 following the replacement of the team lead. Maybe the more upsetting news at the time was the rumor that it was switching from MMOARPG to just another mobile title.

And now we know just a little bit more: Lineage Eternal is now being called Project TL (“The Lineage”) and is indeed a do-over using the U4 engine, although as MMO Culture points out, plenty of other assets and the entire character system has been replaced with a more MMORPG-like customization mechanic, which is great news! It doesn’t sound like a mobile MMO as rumored, as NCsoft is hinting at consoles. Closed beta is expected next year. The trailer is down below!

Source: Press release, Steparu, MMO Culture. Thanks, Ville and Chris!
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Yaner

Seems like Lineage and Lost Ark are both suffering from this problem. lol

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Yaner

Seeing as Lost Ark is stuck in feature creep and has no NA/EU release confirmation, then this seems like our next ARPG to look forward to. Looks promising, but I’ll keep my money on hold until it’s out.

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agemyth 😩

Looks like a bunch of pretty scripted events and cutscenes. That doesn’t do anything for me in a trailer for an MMO, but hey it is pretty.

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Vunak

If we go by the last scene it looks like things won’t be gender locked either. The 5 classes seem to be (just my own generic names) Warrior, Mage, Cleric, Archer, Rogue.

On the last scene we see a female archer and male cleric on one side and on the other we see a male archer and female Cleric on the other. Also something to note is the male warrior on one side was using a sword and shield and on the other it looked like he was using a heavy mace or battle axe. So perhaps advanced classes or multiple weapons/builds. All speculation of course off of a single teaser trailer, but speculation is fun sometimes.

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rafael12104

LOL. And it may continue. It’s a great project or so I hear. Just read TL and then shut it down, right there.

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Utakata

I was thinking of more a Mark Kern petition when seeing that. O.o

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rafael12104

LOL! That was priceless. Thank you. Lifted my spirits right up. Lol.

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rafael12104

Wait, wait, wait…

So, the footage we are seeing, the sequences that seem to be game play, they are using the Unreal 4 engine?

And that seamless transition between what looks like isometric combat to action combat and vice versa that is a feature included as part of this engine upgrade?

Well, shut my mouth after you fill me up with whiskey!!! (an old saying around these parts which means impressive. Have to translate for you Yankees and Canadians.)

That is one hell of teaser clip there. Wow. That BnS II teaser that was posted earlier today should take a lesson.

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Ket Viliano

Everything is possible in UE4, what matters is how you use it.

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Kayweg

Is that “Too Long;Didn’t Release” ? :D

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rafael12104

Well played my friend. Well played!

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Greaterdivinity

I see the female armor has boob windows, which is the most important part of a combat outfit.

Oh well, still seems cool, will continue to keep an eye out for.

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rafael12104

Lol. Well, I’ve seen a few boob windows now in BnS. This one? Pretty standard fare for a game of this ilk these days. Distraction is the better part of protection, or something like that.

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Vunak

I……. WANT

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Nemui Byakko

Very impressive! So, BD as self-proclaimed “best graphics” game should be worried :))