As part of the G-star 2022 conference in Korea, Kakao and XL games have finally dropped some gameplay footage for ArcheAge 2.
The video features a few minutes of cinematic footage and gameplay, and an interview with executive producer Jake Song, who confirmed that the upcoming MMO will be coming to consoles as well as to PC.
Song confirmed in the interview that the primary focus of the ArcheAge sequel will be “action-packed combat and an “immersive storyline”, and continued that the game will features AAA-tier visuals created in Unreal Engine 5 with “a non-linear progression-based seamless open-world experience” (now that’s a mouthful).
In terms of storyline ArcheAge 2 will focus more on a personalized story, rather than the narrative-style story of the original ArcheAge.
Trade runs were also mentioned in the interview, a popular but flawed system according to Song. ArcheAge 2 will improve on the trade system, allowing players to do trade runs alone or in groups.
Housing will also be an important part of ArcheAge 2, with Song confirming that the team will be improving on that system as well by adding more customizations, and allowing players to create their own towns with their friends or guildmates.
See the full interview and gameplay in the video below.