The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind of activity for XLGAMES and ArcheAge fans. With the fourth closed beta wrapping up next month, everyone’s excited to see what comes next! XLGAMES is gave fans a preview of what they’ve been working on in the following video uploaded today:
If you’re looking for a comprehensive review of ArcheAge’s CBT4, ArcheAgeSource moderator Entaro has exactly what you want! He’s cooked up a lengthy document that describes the beta’s new or improved features and even tracked down some videos to help illustrate his points. However, with two weeks added on to CBT4′s schedule and the end of the test (March 11th) coming up soon, some finer points of the review are subject to change. It’s a great read regardless, so check it out!
It’s rare that a developer lets so many players into the game design process at such an early stage of development and allows full non-disclosure of the games features.
XLGames has stated that they’re designing ArcheAge with the idea of it being very social. Everything they’ve done so far both in game and the tools that they’ve provided on the official page have shown that they really care about creating a solid community and getting feedback on their game.
Finally, Giuseppe Nelva on DualShockers.com and Jef Reahard and other editors on Massively.com have both been following our news feed here pretty religiously, and we would like to take the time to thank them for their continued support. We also want to thank all of the various European game news sites for their support, as well as all ArcheAge’s Facebook fans and Twitter followers.
The more people around the world that know about ArcheAge, the better!
Players have been able to swim in ArcheAge’s ponds, streams, lakes, rivers and oceans for a long time, but there hasn’t been a real good reason to take a dive…until now.
Enter underwater exploration and harvesting! Put on your diving helmet and scuba gear, because there’s acres of land available under the waves for you to claim.
In a news post on ArcheAge.com’s Korean forums, Jake Song and XLGAMES announced that they would be extending the current closed beta. Two more weeks have been added to the clock because the ArcheAge team believes the recent addition of siege warfare needs more polish.
The beta will continue on until at least March 11th, if not later.
If you can read Hangul, here’s the original announcement.