Camelot Unchained is officiall in the works
City State Entertainment is making a new MMO sequel to Dark Age of Camelot which is set to be called Camelot Unchained. The project is being led by Mark Jacobs, one of the founders of Mythic Entertainment and one of the leaders of the Dark Age of Camelot MMO project.
Camelot Unchained features three factions/realms fighting each other which is almost exactly the same as Dark Age of Camelot, which was split into Albion (Arthurian mythology), Hibernia (Irish mythology) and Midgard (Norse mythology).
The brand new trailer for Camelot Unchained shows off the leaders of the three realms: Nuada Airgetlám of Tuatha Dé Danann, Sigurd the Dragon Slayer of the Vikings and Arthur Pendragon of Camelot.
The similarities between Camelot Unchained and Dark Age of Camelot are fairly obvious, but Jacobs doesn’t consider it a sequel. Here’s what he had to say about that:
“I’d like it to be very clear that we are not making a sequel, I won’t try to tell DAOC players that our new project will meet all their desires in this regard. I have always valued their trust, so while I want the people who played my past games to look at this one and get excited, I won’t go around shouting that it’s the ‘spiritual successor to the greatest RVR MMO evar!’ I’d rather simply say that we are working on a great concept for a new RvR-focused MMO that draws on some familiar European myths and legends, then go from there.”
There will be almost no PVE element in the game whatsoever. In fact, Jacobs has said that Camelot unchained will be entirely focused on RVR (realm versus realm) fighting.
“We’ve lost touch with the portion of the playerbase that wants more challenge in their games,” he said, and he wants to bring that back.
City State Entertainment will be heading over to Kickstarter in march to fund the production of Camelot Unchained. It’s not for certian how much Jacobs hopes to raise there, but he has said that the project will need over $10 million in total – though only half of that is needed in order to launch. Jacobs has also said that with the knowledge that Camelot Unchained will be a very niche MMO the team is looking at a multi-tiered subscription model rather than free to play because Jacobs said he would rather have fewer people paying to play than millions sampling it for free in the hope that a small percentage will buy something.