Is ArcheAge 2 Coming in 2022?
Not much is known about ArcheAge 2 currently, other than the fact that it’s going to be an entirely reworked MMORPG. A lot of players still have fond memories of both ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained, but the current incarnation of the game we have is just.. a shell of its former self. It’s nothing compared to the game it once was, thanks to XL Games, Trion and Gamigo. But that might all change after Kakao and XL Games release ArcheAge 2.
ArcheAge 2 is going to be built entirely on Unreal Engine 5 as opposed to most MMOs being built for Unreal Engine 4.
They’re currently in the process of testing other types of gameplay. Maybe action combat? Maybe other times of progression?
There are a total of 40-50 staff members working on ArcheAge 2 right now. For reference, Genshin Impact had 100+ and over $100,000,000 dollars – and it still took them years to get through the development process.
ArcheAge will be based around “freedom.” Which is essentially what ArcheAge focused on, but to an even greater degree.
They know they messed up in ArcheAge by being “greedy.” Heck, players were complaining about that years ago. Thanks to the investment from Kakao, they can focus less on paid services and instead on a better game. They’re working, specifically, on creating content with “density” and “completeness.”
They noted that considering over half the total sales for ArcheAge came from North America and Europe, and as such, they’ll likely design ArcheAge 2 for the Western market.
ArcheAge 2 will take place in an entirely different time period, and be set in a parallel dimension.
ArcheAge 2 will feature brand new classes that were seen in the original artwork for ArcheAge but never implemented.
And that’s pretty much all we know about ArcheAge 2. Considering this has been in development for over a year now, it’s likely that ArcheAge 2 will release in 2024. Maybe 2025. Expecting a 2021 or 2022 release date is highly unlikely.