Durango, the dinosaur survival / tribal warfare MMORPG from Nexon Korea will be coming to American mobile devices this fall, according to developers. We got a chance to have a look at the game at this year’s E3, as well as learn a bit about the game’s future from associate director Mike Tekle.
In Durango, the player must adapt and learn to survive in a wilderness teeming with dinosaurs. Players can work alone or cooperate together as they gather resources, hunt and tame dinosaurs, construct settlements, and more, leveling up and strengthening their character along the way. The map in which you build and explore is procedurally-generated, meaning that no two locations you encounter will be the same. New islands and areas will come together with a variety of biomes and terrain types, encouraging further exploration.
Players in Durango will be able to join clans, working together to construct a shared settlement with greater efficiency due to specialization, although players are also free to stay solo and do their own thing if they so desire. Clans can use their combined strength to bring down big dinosaurs and defend against attackers, and can also go head-to-head in clan warfare against other clans in select PvP areas of the game’s world.
Durango is expected to launch in America in fall 2017, and will be free to play. The microtransaction system for the game is “still under development”, with further announcements to come in the future; I was assured that this was because a strong emphasis is being placed on making sure that the game retains fairness and balance across all levels of monetary investment. Beyond that, Durango is expected to receive regular content updates post-launch to ensure the game stays fresh and exciting for all players.
You can learn more about Durango at durango.nexon.com.