Big news coming out of Crowfall this morning, as ArtCraft has just announced that it’s marching right up to its next milestone, with a beta planned to open up on August 11th. The studio says that’s when “the first invites will be sent to those in the early Beta groups,” referring to backers. Yes, folks, this game was Kickstarted back in 2015, and it’s all coming to fruition for the early adopters now.
In the shorter term, players are looking at the Calling release, aka 5.125, with its meaty GvG update and cross-continent campaigns.
“This week Crowfall released its latest game update the (5.125) the Calling, which adds new layers of strategy to a game known for Guild vs. Guild conflict. With significant frame rate optimizations and a host of activities to engage in (such as castle building, merchant caravans, city sieging and divine sacrifice to earn the favor of the gods), Crowfall expands on the Alpha release that was launched successfully in May of this year. Additionally, this update extends the new player experience, giving incoming players an opportunity to learn the many diverse, interrelated systems that tie together Crowfall’s player-driven economy, territorial and social systems. This version also marks the launch of the first cross-continent campaign server, allowing players in North America and Europe to play together[.]”
This morning’s presser notes the game has 380,000 registered players, 70,000 of them backers, as it rolls along in its always-up alpha.