The Repopulation, the sandbox MMORPG from Above and Beyond Technologies, will launch for Windows in Q4 of 2015. Gamers will be provided a level of freedom unparalleled in MMORPGs as they embark on an epic adventure on the distant planet of Rhyldan. Currently available on Steam Early Access, the title will be feature complete this summer.
The Repopulation is one of the most ambitious MMORPGs to date, due in part to the game’s nation building system. Players can construct sprawling metropolises from the ground up, paying attention to the minutest details such as furniture placement. These nations are inhabitable by other players, NPCs and if the citizens aren’t careful, enemy players and mob.
In combat gamers choose between two systems. The more traditional RPG setting has numerous macros across the bottom and optional tab targeting. The action setting plays like a third-person shooter with the keyboard controlling movement and the mouse aim. Limbs can be targeted and damaged to impair enemies. In both systems, when the action heats up vehicles, turrets and mechs can be deployed.
The open-ended nature of The Repopulation allows gamers to play how they desire. Missions can be filtered, allowing individuals to focus on the gameplay experiences they enjoy most. Unlike most MMOs, there are no character classes or leveling, thus decreasing the grinding nature of gameplay commonly found in the genre. With more than 75 separate skills, each with 12 tiers, gamers can mix and match the talents they find most appealing to create their own perfect character. With such a deep level of character customization, player interactions are key in order to find party members that complement each other.
Players choose between three factions: One World, One Nation supports the status quo; Free People’s Republic believes in natural reproduction as well as cloning; and a rogue nation that is free to make and break alliances at will with the other groups.