On Monday, July 27th Soulbound Studios announced the development of Chronicles of Elyria an MMORPG.
The studio might be new but it is led by industry veterans Jeromy Walsh (15 years in the game industry) and Eddie Smith (17 years producing concept art and beautiful images). Their experience may well explain why a start-up company is tackling such a large initial project as an MMORPG, especially one that turns a lot of the expected MMO features on their head. The studio describes Chronicles of Elyria as ‘innovative’ and the systems they have described so far seemingly back up that claim with characters having lifespans, family units, scheming guilds, and community driven content all set in a dynamic immersive world.
An interesting MMORPG.com article started the first sparks of interest to smoulder across the community. With more information coming thick and fast from developers eager to interact with their fledgling community, this site was born to corral all that good stuff into an easier to find place.
So buckle up for what might be a long ride as with no release date, and with the first signs of a publicly playable demo not until PAX East next year, we could be waiting a while for what sounds like a promising new game.