Today, NCSOFT confirmed during the quarterly profit and loss report that MMORPG Throne and Liberty will be released in the 4th quarter of 2023 in South Korea, while the Western release was postponed until 2024.
The reason for the delay is the finalization of the combat system. Although Throne and Liberty was originally presented as "MMORPG of a new generation" With a dynamic change in the time of day and weather that affects the gameplay (when firing from a bow, the direction and power of the wind affect the range of flight, and when using lightning during the rain, the skill that affects only one goal in sunny weather changes to the ability of a wide spectrum of action) , the combat system was disappointed when the players received beta version in South Korea. The battle in the current version was based on a target system through Tab, which met in old MMORPG, such as Everquest or World of Warcraft, and not in more modern MMORPG action, such as Elder Scrolls Online or Black Desert Online. Moreover, during the attack it was impossible to even move, which led to a very static fighting. The situation is currently changing:
Positive moments have become a large-scale war and an open world, as well as positive reviews about a business model. An annoying moment was the experience of early development and the need to finalize the combat system, but now this part is significantly improved.
As for the combat system, the reaction rate was improved, which allowed the use of a dynamic battle, as well as attacks during movement. In addition, simple repeated elements were reduced and the pumping speed was increased so that you can enjoy it.
NCSOFT also prepares global closed beta testing together with Amazon Games, which publishes Throne and Liberty in North America, South America, Europe and Japan. Mmorpg, created on the Unreal Engine engine, will be released on a PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S | X with the possibility of crosspowers between all platforms.