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Chrono Odyssey – Everything We Know So Far

It’s been a few years since the announcement and trailer release of Chrono Odyssey, and for a long time not much information was released about the upcoming title, but recently we have been getting a slow trickle of info from the developers on what to expect from the Korean MMO.

Who is Chrono Studio?

Chrono Odyssey is an upcoming Buy-to-play MMORPG that promises to take players on an epic journey through time and space. Developed by the Korean studio Chrono Studio, the game is set to be released on various platforms, including PC, Mobile, PS4/PS5, and Xbox. It will be available both on Steam and the Epic Store. The release date for the game was announced as 2022, but as we are already in 2024, it is unclear what is going on with the game’s development.

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For most of it’s early development, NPixel was listed as the developers, but now a new studio by the name of Chrono Studio are listed as the official developers. Chrono Studio is a subsidiary of original developer Npixel.

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 in November of 2022.

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Concept art for Chrono Odyssey.

Chrono Odyssey Development

The trailer featured some impressive visuals and graphics. It was stated that the game was being developed in Unreal Engine 4, but the project was later moved to Unreal Engine 5, which powers the magnificent graphics that was showcased during the State of Unreal presentation at GDC 2024.

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.

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The trailer for Chrono Odyssey featured some impressive visuals.

In terms of gameplay, information is currently limited, but trailers and screenshots have revealed a few key features. The game will have both PvP and PvE combat, with a focus on action-based combat with time manipulation mechanics using the “Chronotector”, an artifact which allows players to stop time around monsters or rewind a character’s time.

Using the “Chronotector” the player will also be able to travel in time to visit past generations and participate in historical events in the land of Setera.

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Chrono Odyssey will feature dungeons and raids, and according to info on the official Steam page, players can even become powerful enough to clear these dungeons and raids by themselves, which by the sounds of it makes it seem like the developers might not know what the purpose of a raid is.

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.

Release Date

Chrono Odyssey was initially announced for release in 2022 and early access was planned to begin as early as 2021. But as of 2024, no release date has been officially confirmed, although it is speculated that the game will release during the later half of 2024.. 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, as it might potentially appeal to players of Black Desert Online and similar MMOs. 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.

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