Drakensang Online Open Beta coming in June

By on May 4, 2011

Bernd Beyreuther, Head of Development Bigpoint Berlin, revealed in his keynote speech on “Chances and opportunities of Drakensang Online – an open look into game design” that Drakensang Online’s Open Beta will start in June . We also hinted that the game will be offered in five different languages including German, English, French, Spanish and Italian. Further languages will join soon, resulting in nearly 30 different languages by the year’s end.

With visually stunning 3D graphics, an action-packed world, an enthralling story and sophisticated gameplay, Drakensang Online is not only reinventing the Drakensang saga but also thrilling MMO gamers and fantasy fans alike with its innovative gaming model: A free-to-play online game that can be played directly in your browser without having to install a client in advance. Selected players have already had the pleasure of testing the limited-time Closed Beta and were given the task of smoothing out all the bugs to get the game ready for the official release.

Together with friends and fellow gaming enthusiasts, gamers can immerse themselves into the epic world of Drakensang Online, playing as either a Dragonknight or Spellweaver and enjoying over 100 hours of gaming content. Taking on numerous opponents and menacing monsters from the Anderworld, gamers will have to come together if they wish to master the treacherous dungeons and tricky quests. Extensive updates, tailored to fit the community’s needs, will be added to the game on a regular basis and introduce interesting surprises such as new regions, dungeons or classes.

“Players can look forward to the Open Beta release in June!” said in Bigpoint’s press release Philip Reisberger, Chief Games Officer at Bigpoint. “Thanks to positive community feedback about the Closed Beta as well as an impressive record of registrations, we’re already confident that the launch of Drakensang Online will be an all-time success – and now directly in your browser! Our Berlin team has done a great job and we can’t wait to open the gates to Drakensang Online and let all the players into its whimsical world.”

Bernd Beyreuther, Head of Development Bigpoint Berlin, had the following to say at the Deutsche Gamestage 2011: “The Closed Beta’s smooth progress has enabled us to take the next step in June and open the game up to everybody. The switch from classic PC game to browser game was a huge leap forward for us filled with many new possibilities. Drakensang Online gave us the opportunity to try out our ideas and fulfill our visions we had always dreamed of implementing in the Drakensang game series.”

About David Scarpitta

I am a critical guy, and love to review and give my professional opinion on just about anything. Though have a love for tech/gaming and music alongside the cinema. You can catch me consulting and developing the net any day of the week.