New PS4 MMO Wander Tells Its Beautiful Story Without Combat
It's an MMO and it doesn't have combat. Yep, get used to it.
As revealed over at the PlayStation Blog, a new game for PlayStation 4 involves all sorts of exploration from multiple perspectives, but there's no fighting.
It's called Wander and players can play as one of several creatures. Writer and character designer Crystal Flinn said the game is the brainchild of developer Loki Davison, who wanted to create an experience that didn't focus on violence to tell a story. As he said in a statement:
"I was somewhat of a nomad for a long time. I wandered around Central Asia, Siberia, the Arctic, and Himalayas. Growing up I played a lot of MUDs (text based MMO games) and wanted to make a game that was atmospheric, relaxing, and multiplayer. Wander draws on a lot of that experience. I wanted to collaboratively explore in a game."
The game starts out with players occupying an unfamiliar form; here are your options:
- Oren -- A walking, sentient tree (you begin the game as Oren)
- The Griffin -- A flying creature
- The Azertash -- A creature that can swim and breathe underwater
- Hira -- A creature described only as "swift and agile"
Flinn says each form has "several unique and gorgeous variants" and a separate back-story. It seems like a great idea, doesn't it? Wander is slated to release in March 2015.
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11/19/2014 11:21:33 AM Ben Dutka