Elyon aka Ascent Infinite Realm ‘pivot’ is confirmed by western publisher Kakao

    
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Yesterday, we covered the news from the Korean beta that Ascent: Infinite Realm was being rebranded with a new name, along with a video and some puzzling information about content do-overs. In case you were still thinking this was some sort of April Fools’ day prank, Kakao has now sent ’round English-language PR on the whole thing.

“Kakao Games and Krafton have announced the new name of Ascent: Infinite Realm. The game has officially been renamed to Elyon. This is to better reflect the new focus of the game with the pivot of the core design of the product. The name Elyon is meant to evoke the adventure of exploring a new world and is also the name of the portals that players will be fighting over when striving for dominance of the world with their chosen faction. A large portion of the content in the game is being revamped as well, based on feedback that was received from beta tests in Asia. The developers have decided to focus on combat, adventure and both faction and individual battles. The core combat system has moved away from tab-targeting to skill-based, free action combat that also has a rich array of customization. The setting and lore of the world of Elyon has also been changed and refined to fit this new vision of the game, although the game will retain its distinct blend of technology and magic.”

The game is currently still in testing in South Korea, and while Kakao doesn’t include a release plan or date for EU and NA, it does say it’s “still planned to release through Kakao Games” – hence why the PR is coming from Kakao. The developer is still Bluehole, though it’s going by KRAFTON now, which is going to remind you of mac’n’cheese every time.

Source: Press release

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Zero_1_Zerum

So…if they’re not using “Ascent Infinite Realm” anymore, does it mean that another game could be called that?

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Zero_1_Zerum

I prefer action combat, so I’m a teensy bit more interested in the game.

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boredlol

the ship combat looked really bad, hope that’s what they’re ditching since no more “AIR”

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Toy Clown

I have to stop and mentally sort if it’s Elyria or Elyon being talked about.

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Ben Stone

Given that one is now vapourware, that won’t be a problem moving forward.

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Vunak

God I am so glad they went with action combat. It felt like a massive slap in the face to their actual customers they have gained over the years with TERA. Being a massive TERA player myself I was giving this game a pass because tab target combat is boring as hell. Now that they have action combat I am pretty excited looking forward to it. Especially with all the skill augmentations with the artifact system they are talking about.

Looks like this is going to be like a mix of TERA and Wildstar in terms of combat flow. TERA you could only move in straight lines, Elyon looks like you can strafe around but still have animation lock to a degree. Looking forward to it.

Looks nothing like BDO like others are saying lol. Just because one UI window has a skill preview… lmao

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Bruno Brito

Tab target combat is great if it’s done well. Most action combat mmos end up being awful because of lag issues, animation cancel and lack of tactical gameplay.

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Daniel Miller

I will know on 9th. Bit if the Y asix world is gone, and if its bdo combat, then i will pass.

I liked the tab target

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Michael Fuchs

There goes any interest I had in this title. I prefer tab targeting, and loved the Steampunk theme.

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partiesplayin

Well all I can say is I’m not impressed With these changes. If the action combat is anything like BDO it will be a hard pass for me. Remember all the key combinations to perform attacks does not appeal to me in the slightest and takes away from the emersion of the game IMHO . Sounds like the scope of the game has been reduced which makes my level of interest also reduced.

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Leiloni

Why would it be anything like BDO? They’re not the developers, Bluehole/Krafton are. So likely more like Tera if anything.

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partiesplayin

They said it’s action combat so is BDO I do not like it there for if the combat is like BDO I will not be playing it.

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Armsbend

My lack of interest has not pivoted.