Camelot Unchained’s latest newsletter has arrived, and the key component homes right in on battlegrounds. “While we’ve had scenarios in Camelot Unchained before to test specific aspects of the engine such as large scale battles, battlefield objectives, and building destruction, we’re now moving more toward developing gameplay evocative of what we would like to provide in the released version of the game,” CSE’s Ben Piestick writes. “Obviously the final game isn’t meant to be a time-limited instance-based experience, but rather a persistent open world, where players can battle over control of territory and resources, building and laying siege to fortifications of their own design. There are no time limits, no victory conditions, just an ongoing war between the Realms on a massive scale. This is what makes our new Battleground different from past Scenarios.”
CSE’s Mark Jacobs has likewise posted his end-of-the-week stream and his latest letter to backers, noting that yes, the studio is “getting close to the end of the 90-day plan [it] laid out for Camelot Unchained” earlier this year and is “working hard to deliver on that plan,” including the big test for the new island.
“Almost three months ago we showed you Final Stand: Ragnarok and understandably some folks were upset and concerned about CU’s future. I tried to assure folks that CU was not only alive and well but would still be the main focus of CSE. Many of you didn’t believe me, even when I laid out the 90-day plan. And here we are, almost 90 days after the plan was revealed and we’re doing a really good job overall on delivering on it, even with the delays and issues due to Covid-19. But, we’re not stopping there. I’m happy to say that we intend to do the same thing over the next 90 days, lay out a detailed plan which puts CU at the forefront of our development with the vast majority of the studios resources going to continue, expand, and iterate on the fine work they did over the last 90 days. So, when the 90-days run out, expect another detailed plan from us showing what we are working to deliver. That’s the commitment that I and our investors have made towards CU and our Backers. I do hope you all stick around to see how things turn out because if want we have seen in the last few days are any indication, it’s going to be a lot of fun as we get the 24×3 servers ready to open and give you all what you’ve been waiting for, lots of RvR fun and frolic.”