Originally greenlit in 2014 and gathering a huge amount of support from the beginning, Gloria Victis: Medieval MMORPG has now left early access as part of its 1.0 launch.
In a post on Steam by their developers, Black Eye Games, they said, “Today we’d like to share some big news with you. After months of hard and intense preparations, we can finally announce the date of the 1.0 launch!” and continued with, “It will be the most important moment in our company’s history and in the history of your – and our – dream game! This wouldn’t ever be possible without the awesome support of our Community. We want to send you a big “thank you”!”
The early access launch was originally done in 2016 however due to several issues, it did not go as smoothly as planned. The team said, “Only thanks to you did we survive our Early Access launch back in 2016. A troubled headstart, issues with the Steam authentication (so dumb and annoying!), barely enough funds to set the required architecture and literally no marketing budget – and on top of that we were developing the game live, where all the players can see and react. We barely slept for about a week… But it was totally worth it!”.
Since being released as early access, the game has received almost 350 weekly updates, as well as 3 times more hotfixes and patches. They have also tripled in size and have a brand new office. In the post, Black Eye Games released comparisons of what the game has evolved into since its initial release and it’s fair to say they have improved the game massively.
Players who purchase the game now will have a level playing field as the developers will offer the option of “New Beginning”, which means entirely new characters for everyone. For pre-existing players, the legacy servers will have saved progress and you can continue from where you left off.
Since the release, the world has grew 3x larger in size, had tons of new weapons and armors, bigger server capacity and more locations to capture. You are able to pick the game up for 50% off on Steam until February 14.