Richard Gariott’s Crowdfunded MMORPG Shroud of the Avatar is officially launching on March 27th, 2018. It’s been a long and tiring journey for Shroud of the Avatar (Original Kickstart was March, 2013), but the Ultima Online esque MMORPG is finally happening. The launch is coinciding with release #52 which introduces a lot of changes to the game including framerate improvements, scene rebuilds, offline spawning, tons of side quests, new recipes, and much much more.
Shroud of the Avatar will be a buy to play title, but those interested in checking the game out for free can do so through the game’s free trial system. It has numerous limitations (such as max skill level of 50), but still gives players a good glimpse into what Shroud of the Avatar is all about. The game plays very much like oldschool MMORPGs like Ultima Online and Runescape, so those looking for a modern theme park game should look elsewhere.
Other important dates for Shroud of the Avatar:
Mar 27, 2018 – Release 52: Launch Candidate
April 26, 2018 – Release 53
May 31, 2018 – Release 54
June 28, 2018 – Release 55
July 26, 2018 – Release 56
Aug 21 – 25, 2018 – Gamescom
Aug 30, 2018 – Release 57
Learn more about the launch of Shroud of the Avatar here.