SOE president John Smedley announced their partnership with Runes of Magic developer, Runewaker Entertainment, on a new free-to-play fantasy sandbox MMO titled 'Dragon's Prophet'.
Dragon's Prophet will feature over 300 dragons, including eight majestic types, action-combat, and even non-instanced player owned territory. This includes plots of land for individual players and guilds and even the ability for alliances to go out and vie for control of sections of the game's frontier, becoming lords in the process.
Four classes will be available at launch, including the warrior, ranger, priest, and mage, though players will all start as DPS classes. Class roles are earned by imbueing your character with dragon's captured in the wild. Players can even switch combat roles in combat by switching out different dragon pets.
The beta for Dragon's Prophet is set to begin early next year, with a release date sometime in 2013.