Last updated on September 9th, 2021 at 01:50 pm
Gran Saga Is An Anime-Style MMORPG That Can Be Played On Mobile And PC
Gran Saga : The first gameplay trailer for NPIXEL’s debut massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG), Gran Saga, was just released.
The studio was created by seasoned MMO creators. Gran Saga boasts beautiful anime-style cel-shaded aesthetics, which is especially impressive given that the game was created using Unreal Engine 4 and is designed to operate on both PCs and mobile devices with full cross-play support.
A year or two ago, the prospect of a good MMO running on mobile devices would have seemed far-fetched, but that has begun to alter recently.
Big MMOs such as Black Desert Online, Perfect World, Runescape, and others now have capable mobile versions, so the terrain is no longer the same.
A concentration on producing weaponry, known as Gran Weapons, rather than characters and classes appears to set Gran Saga unique from other MMOs.
What this means in terms of character customisation and skill development is currently unknown.
Each weapon will also have its own support character, which sounds a lot like the Astellia Online support character collection system.
Last week, NPIXEL released the first gameplay trailer for Gran Saga, which was spotted by MMO Culture and looks fantastic. It’s difficult to envision a game like this operating on a mobile device:
Based on the footage below, it’s difficult to say how the gameplay will translate to mobile and PC, but I expect it to control similarly to Black Desert Online and feature a lot of auto-movement techniques for mobile.
Hopefully, this does not imply that PC depth will be sacrificed in the name of platform parity.
There is currently no set release date for Gran Saga in any region. The game has been in development for over three years and was first formally announced in 2019.
It won’t launch with cross-play on PC and mobile at the same time at first, but once they’re both available, that’s the idea.
Gran Saga is set to debut in South Korea this year, with an English version following in late 2021 or early 2022.