It’s no joke: The long-in-coming steampunk MMO Ascent: Infinite Realm has a new name. Daum Games announced yesterday that the game is now and forever to be called Elyon, with the Ascent: Infinite Realm used as a subtitle.
While the new name is potentially confusing, it’s most likely a good sign that the project is picking up steam. In fact, Daum put up a new Korean site with basic information on the MMO, showing that Elyon has been reworked somewhat from its original premise. It looks to be more grounded in a fantasy realm now (albeit, with a steampunk tinge) and reportedly plays a lot like TERA. The website mentions April 11th as a key date, presumably for the next leg of the test.
The team put out a video that gives glimpses of everyone hard at work on Elyon, even amid the current coronavirus precautions. While there isn’t a translation of what’s being said, there are glimpses of gameplay and world environments to absorb.