Peeking Into the Future & Why Neowiz Chose Early Access
The Bless Online Steam page has been updated with a new Producer's Letter that discusses the decision made by Neowiz to bring the game to Early Access as well as offering players a peek into what's coming in the future.
The company made the decision to go to an Early Access version because it offered them a chance to let community members play through the overhauled content and to provide feedback about what is working and what is not. Early Access offered developers that type of option. "It allows us to make sure we have the funds to continue supporting Bless, while also working directly with our players".
The letter goes on to state that the game in its current Early Access state is not where the game will be when it officially launches into retail in the coming months. "As you hopefully have seen," the letter reads, "we've been hard at work addressing feedback, making changes, fixing bugs, and working to make the best game for both Neowiz Bless Studio and our fans."
As to the future, the team is looking at adding several new features, though "this list is not set in stone! All dates are subject to change and details on future content updates are still incoming".
Priority one is localization, a process that is already underway in both English and German.
Take a look at some of what we have planned below, in no specific order: 3v3 Arena: Small group faction PvP content. Game Balance Adjustment Basel Valley : Level 45 elite field boss. 3 or more party members recommended. Royal Quest: Level 45 royal quests throughout the Bless world. New Elite Dungeon Action & Tab-targeting Siege of Castra: 70v70 massive PvP content.
Check out the full post on the Bless Online Steam page.