Publisher 505 Games, in partnership with Chinese company Duoyi Network, have announced the development of a massively multiplayer online game set in the Portal Knights universe.
Here is an overview of the game, via 505 Games:
Currently in development by Duoyi Network, with key support from 505 Games, the upcoming game will share core features of the original Portal Knights premium game, including sandbox, construction and role-playing elements, while introducing MMO mechanics and embracing a freemium monetization model. Players will have the ability to enjoy and explore the sandbox world of Portal Knights on a larger scale than ever before, while experiencing new gameplay including navigating self-created maps, joining guilds, teaming up to challenge other cities and more.
The upcoming MMO extension of the Portal Knights universe will be published by Duoyi Network in Greater China, and by 505 Games in the rest of the world.
“This is an exciting milestone for the worldwide growth of the Portal Knights IP,” said 505 Games CEO Raffaele Galante in a press release. “Our relationship with Duoyi Network has been crucial to the game’s expansion into China, and now the partnership is providing an opportunity for further growth and depth of the IP by bringing a well-rounded and enjoyable MMO experience to the Portal Knights community.”
A demo of the game will be shown at ChinaJoy 2019 in Shanghai from August 2 to 5.