Ever since the trailer dropped, fans from all around have been asking a very simple question. IS THIS SHIT AN MMO OR NOT? Including Howl’s Club, as we consider a possible “Exploration” into Crimson Desert. This week, there were vague hints pointing at essentially a Genshin 2.0 Lobby system. The original interview is here.
Q. Last year, you introduced Crimson Desert as an MMORPG. Is there a reason for changing the genre to open world action-adventure?
• We thought a lot about the genre. When we were considering the things we wanted to show through Crimson Desert, we wanted to show that the game offered something beyond the expected norms of an MMORPG. We wanted to give players the option to play with people they want in a multiplayer environment, while delivering narratives and scenarios as well as expressing desired actions.
• You will be able to enjoy the engaging narrative in an open-world and optionally participate in content with other players where you can engage as a community.
Q. How do single player and multiplayer work?
• Macduff’s journey itself is single player. Of course, there are parts where you can get help from other players, but the bulk of this is single-player. After that, if you switch to multiplayer, you can play the part that comes after Macduff’s journey. However, you can also switch between single and multiplayer play at any moment during the game without having to clear the single player storyline. In multiplayer mode, you can contact others while making your own story and in multiplayer mode, you can bump into others whenever you want.
• Levels, items, and skills will be shared between single-player and multiplayer play.
With these answers, personally Crimson Desert sounds like Genshin. We all have the same character, possibly same gear but with a co-op mode? Again, I’m not really 100% positive, but we’ll keep our tabs on it.