Ever wanted to run around in a medieval landscape with your mates, chopping up fools, starting villages, and generally behaving like a Bad Lads Medieval Holiday? If so, you're a bit strange, and your dreams are weirdly niche - but thankfully for you, Bitbox will be launching the open beta of Life is Feudal: MMO on November 17th, following a series of successful closed betas.
As you might expect, Life is Feudal: MMO is a survival MMORPG, based in a non-fantasy medieval setting. While it's entirely possible to survive alone in the game, players will be encouraged to form groups, and find their own roles within those groups; whether that be a farmer, baker, or even knight. Players will be able to work together to create larger settlements, found guilds, and eventually create their own towns and nation-states.
It's an ambitious project, and we've seen similar ideas before with games like Wurm Online and Rust - though Life is Feudal is one of the first to place the game within a more historically accurate medieval setting. This is the third Life is Feudal game we've seen, following the survival RPG Life is Feudal: Your Own, and hardcore survival medieval city builder Life is Feudal: Forest Village. With Life is Feudal: MMO, over 10,000 players can be thrown into an unforgiving medieval world to band together, or band against each other in a 21x21km world (though the world will expand to accommodate more players) with full guild-on-guild siege battles, and a truly massive scope of gameplay.
You can sign up for open beta access by purchasing one of three starter packs, available for $29.99, $39.99, or $99.99. Each pack comes with access to the game, bonus starting gold and a newbie tool set, and various other small benefits. Players who already own Life is Feudal: Your Own on Steam will also be able to claim a 10% discount on the prices of the starter packs. Additionally, those who own Life is Feudal: Your Own get a character with full access to the open beta and release. And if you're not ready to take the plunge yet, but still want to keep an eye on development, you can follow the Life is Feudal Facebook page for regular updates.
Will you be heading into the open beta? Which of your friends can you trust to have your back when survival is the name of the game? Do you have a role already picked out for yourself? Let us know in the comments below!