What players can expect from The Wayward Realms

Players can expect to fight rivals, monsters, demons and spirits, among others, to climb the ranks and achieve fortune, power and fame in the upcoming game, The Wayward Realms.

OnceLost Games revealed the first trailer of its upcoming game, The Wayward Realms, on Sunday, 1 August 2021. The game is a highly ambitious new open-world fantasy role-playing game (RPG) from a pair of veteran Elder Scrolls developers.

In 2019, The Elder Scrolls Arena and Daggerfall lead developers, Ted Peterson and Julian LeFay, announced their new studio, OnceLost Games, and also revealed that they are working on a big new RPG. The developer recently revealed the first teaser trailer of the game, as well as a few in-game screenshots.

OnceLost Games took to its social media platforms and YouTube channel to announce the news, stating, “We are thrilled to share our first teaser trailer, and a look at the scope we aim to capture in The Wayward Realms. We hope it excites you as much as it excites us.”

The developers described the game as “a new open-world fantasy RPG where choice consequence, scope and role-playing will be experienced like never before in a realistically-scaled open world in a new class of game: The Grand RPG.”

According to the description, The Wayward Realms map is “way bigger than most other games fans can think of,” and houses thousands of non-player characters (NPC), as well as “deep, dark, dangerous forests, gigantic mountain ranges, sprawling swamps and marshlands, vast oceans and more.”

The Wayward Realms consists of over 100 islands, known collectively as the Archipelago, which is home not just to humans, but also orcs, elves, dwarves, and a “few other unusual races.” Players will need to fight rivals, monsters, spirits, demons and mercenaries in order to climb ranks and to achieve fame, power and fortune.

Unfortunately, OnceLost Games admitted that The Wayward Realms probably would not be out for “several more years.” However, fans can already add it to their steam wishlists. The right is now being developed on Unreal Engine 5 for personal computers (PC), but developers are hoping to bring the game to consoles as well.