Ok. Right away, I'm a sucker for sim type games. I love building things. I love games where you build up a town or a community. The city building in SWG was way ahead of its time, and that was my favorite aspect of that game. Halfhill farm in Mists of Pandaria is pretty much my favorite game feature they ever added to WoW. Games like Stardew Valley, Graveyard Keeper, and Animal Crossing are my jam.
So when I heard that there's a new game coming out that is described as a "community simulation massively multiplayer online game" they instantly had my attention.
Behold: Palia. A brand new MMO that was just announced.
Here's the official announcement trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD4bkE9CanQ
IGN describes the game on their site as follows:
Singularity 6 announced today that is working on Palia, a new MMO that is equal parts Stardew Valley and World of Warcraft. Described as a "Massively Multiplayer Community Sim," it will bring players together to revive a quaint village while working to solve an evolving mystery.
Palia is being developed by a collective of former developers from Blizzard, Epic, Riot, Zynga, and Sony, and it shows in the overall aesthetic
And here's a few screenshots--
Images pulled from GameInformer's article:
If this all sounds exciting to you, here's the official website. Right now they are taking signups for "pre-alpha registration" whatever that means.https://palia.com/
They do got a registration for some kind of pre-alpha thing on their website, if registering for such things is people's thing.