"unless of course calamity strikes." Calamity pinky swears it won't.
Is the RPG ready for release in alpha form? A let’s play video from Larian exposes the alpha which gives "approximately 10 hours of play," but expect plenty of mishaps.
The exact hour of the alpha release next week will be aired via a Twitch stream this Friday, which begins at 17:00 CET, 16:00 GMT, 8:00 PST, 11:00 EST.
"David & Swen will be playing the alpha, approve, or disapprove things, and then decide if it's ready or not," reads the . "We’ll be releasing a first chunk of the world, good for approximately 10 hours of play, known to the team as The Left Side Of Cyseal. (Which is pronounced by some as "Sigh Seal" while others say "See Zay-All"...)"
"It’s alpha – that means place holders, rude balancing, some missing features, plenty of bugs etc… But, it’s playable, and you can play quite a lot. But you might also get stuck." This is by no means a polished experience and so those who expect something close to what the finished RPG would be like should pre-burst their bubbles now.
"Also, you need to be aware that savegames will not be compatible between different versions of the alpha and at first we will limit gameplay to single player. Multiplayer will open up but at a later date."
The alpha is available only to Kickstarter backers for the time being.
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