Chronicles of Elyria previews Kingdoms of Elyria gameplay, outlines the path to alpha


Soulbound Studios CEO Jeromy Walsh is back once again to talk about Kingdoms of Elyria in another video, this time providing an extended look at gameplay and talking about how the Chronicles of Elyria spinoff will move through alpha.

Alpha backers of the original MMORPG they were expecting to get will soon be invited to a “mid-milestone client” of KOE in the next week or two, while the game’s overall next milestone will reportedly represent “25% of KOE’s total development.” Naturally, player feedback will be collected and development will iterate, and Walsh promises that the devs will no longer be sitting on new content, releasing it “warts and all” and improving on the game with the intention of providing visible progression.

The remainder of the video offers up over 40 minutes of alpha gameplay footage, providing a close look at what features KOE currently has and detailing the systems that are operational. If you’re curious to watch all of that, the embed is right below.

source: YouTube
Chronicles of Elyria stunned MMO gamers in 2020 by announcing it was out of money, had laid off the devs, had closed Soulbound Studio, and had ended development on the game. Though CEO Jeromy Walsh later retracted much of that and said the game was still in production with volunteer staff, the gamers who’d backed it for $14M+ in crowdfunds pressed on with legal action. In 2021, Walsh has been releasing new videos on the production he says is happening, though the focus has been more on spinoff game Kingdoms of Elyria.

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