It’s been a few years since the announcement and trailer release of Chrono Odyssey, and not much information has been released since, so in this article, we’re taking a look at what we know so far about the game.
Who is NPixel?
Chrono Odyssey is an upcoming MMORPG that promises to take players on an epic journey through time and space. Developed by the Korean studio NPIXEL, the game is set to be released on various platforms, including PC, Mobile, PS4/PS5, and Xbox. The release date for the game was announced as 2022, but as we are already in 2023, it is unclear what is going on with the game’s development.
Chrono Odyssey is led by Spike Bong-gun Bae, the CEO of NPIXEL. Bae is known for his work as the developer of DK Online and Seven Knights.
The company has already attracted a large following of fans with its first project, Gran Saga. This has resulted in NPIXEL receiving significant investment, with a 30 billion won ($27 million) investment coming from Aspex, SAEHAN Venture Capital, and Altos Ventures last November.
Chrono Odyssey Development
The trailer featured some impressive visuals and graphics. It was stated that the game was being developed in Unreal Engine 4, and one can speculate whether that development will be moved to Unreal Engine 5 as many upcoming MMOs are.
The trailer for Chrono Odyssey features music by the acclaimed composer Cris Velasco, whose previous works include some of the biggest and most iconic games of the last few years, like Resident Evil 7, the God of War series, StarCraft, and Overwatch.
The game’s setting is a mix of science fiction and fantasy, and players will be members of the special unit “Idraiginn” who are fighting against the gods. The game promises to offer a vast open-world for players to explore, with detailed graphics that should create an immersive experience.
In terms of gameplay, information is currently limited, but trailers and screenshots have revealed a few key features. Players will be able to engage in player-versus-environment (PvE) content, including colossal boss monsters, and in player-versus-player (PvP) battles.
It’s been confirmed that Chrono Odyssey will feature a unique job system, similar to other MMORPGs like Final Fantasy XIV. It’s possible that players will be able to constantly switch back and forth between different jobs.
There are also rumored plans to expand the Chrono Odyssey universe with comics, novels, and a series set in the universe, indicating the developers are planning a more significant project.
Despite the initially announced release for 2022 and early access planned for 2021, no new official release date has been provided. The game might be released in 2023 in Korea, as per speculation. The game was announced to release simultaneously on all the platforms, but it is uncertain if it is still the case.
Chrono Odyssey has generated a lot of excitement among fans, particularly those who enjoy console gaming. With its unique sci-fi and fantasy setting, stunning graphics, and ambitious job system, it has the potential to be one of the most exciting MMORPGs to come out in recent years. It will be interesting to see how the game’s development progresses and when it will finally be released.