Shroud of the Avatar is an ambitious RPG and MMORPG project. It’s both as there’s going to be a large singleplayer aspect that you can do offline, but also a massive multiplayer option that feels more like an MMORPG. And, being that the team is comprised of Ultima veterans, you know to expect quality. But, with the size of the game, the team knows to keep players, and funders, updated, so they like to do weekly updates, the latest of which has just gone up.
A big update was the refinement and polishing of the town known as Etceter. This town was originally cloned from another city in the game, but then the team went to work making it stand out as its own unique place to go. They also made sure it stood out historically (in reference to the game and real life) based on the prequel graphic novel for Shroud of the Avatar. Also, as it’s a port town, they wanted to make sure some of the architecture reflected one of a port town.
Another big update is that the team is working hard on clothing for characters of the region of Novia. The clothes resemble Vikings, and for good reason. They’re already working on outfits for many different people, including the guards, merchants, and even the royals of the area. The color yellow is apparently very important to the people of Novia, so expect to see a lot of that in the outfits.
Finally, the team is working hard on cutscenes that’ll take place in certain areas of the game. Some scenes have been completely reworked, while others have just had polish done to them. The teams hope is that the next playable build of Shroud of the Avatar will have some of these cutscenes. Which means you’ll get to see them soon!