At G-Star 2023, Netmarble showcased as soon as once more RF ONLINE NEXT, a sci-fi MMO in improvement for PC and cellular units with Unreal Engine 5. The South Korean developer acquired the rights to the RF ONLINE franchise in September 2020. The unique sport, as a few of you would possibly recall, was launched in 2004 by CCR, although it solely appeared in North America and Europe round two years later.
Similar to that sport, RF ONLINE NEXT is about on the faraway planet of Novus, the place superior know-how is on the market alongside magic. Gematsu received their palms on an in depth description of the sport’s mechanics offered by Netmarble:
The battles in RF ONLINE NEXT are based mostly on science-fiction motifs and supply a novel fight expertise in comparison with different fantasy video games. Combatants can select one in every of six distinctive biosuits to take pleasure in high-octane, skill-based battles. Gamers may freely change between biosuits based mostly on the battle state of affairs. The sport additionally options the power to summon big robots to help in battles or to pilot them.
As well as, RF ONLINE NEXT affords a free-flight system that features altitude adjustments, boosts, dynamic landings, and hovering. This permits gamers to shortly transfer round and discover the world and may also be used as a strategic component to bolster the general RF expertise.
Many large-scale bosses seem all through the world of RF ONLINE NEXT. Gamers will be capable to make the most of their biosuit piloting abilities, big robotic summons, and different gamers to confront these bosses cooperatively. The sport may even function Realm vs Realm components emphasised by the earlier entry within the RF franchise, permitting gamers to interact in large-scale battles for key assets.
RF ONLINE NEXT is presently scheduled to launch subsequent yr, although it is unclear whether or not that’ll be true globally or simply regionally in South Korea to start with. Extra info is more likely to seem on the official web site sooner or later.