Less than two years ago, we launched a successful Kickstarter with the ambition to create the next great action RPG with a team born through a mutual love for the genre. Since then, our player base has grown an incredible amount, and so has our team and experience. This has been extremely invigorating, a bit scary - and most of all, humbling.
We’ve worked diligently from the launch of our Kickstarter to consistently release high quality, content-rich patches, wholly embracing community feedback along the way. With your support, we have replaced the Passive Grid with a more intuitive and rewarding system, replaced an underwhelming mastery class with one that was thematically more distinct from its base class, overhauled the UI to something darker and grittier, modernized our graphics, and recently reworked mastery classes to make choosing one more impactful. Player feedback has been and will continue to be at the heart of Last Epoch’s development and we strongly believe these changes have been worth the time investment.
With that said, . We know this might be disappointing, however, this will not change the steady pace at which we continue to release large content patches and improvements throughout the Beta. We will use this extra time to ensure that we arrive at 1.0 at the highest possible quality while having adequate time to continue acting on your feedback. This will be even more important as we move towards significant milestones in the next year, such as the continued development of the Rogue class, end game systems, itemization updates, the rollout of multiplayer, and performance improvements.
We’ll have an exact date to share with you closer to the time. This purchasing option will no longer be available as of Jan 1, 2020.
We are hard at work to bring out the next content patch before the holiday season, 0.7.5, which will introduce the next chapter of Eterra. This will be the first time since the beginning of the game that you will be taken back to the Divine Era, but this time you’ll be dropped into the middle of a conflict between gods. You’ll contend with Rahyeh’s armies, explore the mysteries of icy Heoborea, and unveil the secrets of its god Heorot. 0.7.5 will also feature a completely overhauled inventory system, bringing quality-of-life improvements and squashing some of those pesky long-standing bugs, introduce item gambling, bring new skills like Earthquake and Sigils of Hope, more performance improvements, staves, offhand items, and more. You can expect this patch early next week.
From the entire team at Eleventh Hour Games, we hope that you have a great holiday season, spend time with your friends and family and maybe squeeze a little Epoch in when everyone is asleep. Thank you all for being with us on this journey.
Game Director, Last Epoch