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Capcom Reveals Dragon’s Dogma Online, a Free to Play RPG on PC, PS3, and PS4

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We’ve learned via Famitsu that Dragon’s Dogma Online is totally real.

Unfortunately for most fans of the series, your fears seem to be coming to life—it’s a freemium RPG with micro-transactions on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. The game is being directed by Kent Kinoshita, produced by Minae Matsukawa, and executive produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi.

The large Famitsu reveal details the core mechanics, namely that players can form parties of four, and that Pawn’s do exist as well. There will be lobbies that support up to a hundred people, where players can unwind and meet up.

The currently confirmed jobs are as follows: Fighter, Hunter, Priest, and Shield Sage. Naturally, you can change your job as you see fit. Character customization has been upgraded as well.

While the game does have lobbies, it is an open world experience. There will be a multitude of quests, some of which allow for larger parties of 8 to partake.

We’ll keep you guys posted as footage and screenshots arrive.

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44 comments
  1. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    January 27, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Free 2 Play, MMO, 100 players… Just kill me already.

  2. UUDDLRLR BASTART
    UUDDLRLR BASTART
    January 27, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Free 2 fetch quest.

  3. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 27, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Oh, Capcom! You find new and inventive ways to disappoint both new and old fans of yours.

  4. JackDandy
    JackDandy
    January 27, 2015 at 6:24 am

    FUCK nYOUnCAPCOM

  5. landlock
    landlock
    January 27, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Oh well. Think I’ll stick with Deep Down if it ever gets released.

  6. CookieSoup
    CookieSoup
    January 27, 2015 at 6:44 am

    I’m not sure whether I should be amazed or disappointed at Capcom’s ability to systematically ruin every franchise they have. It’s like no one over there has a functioning brain.

  7. Aaannnooonnnyyymmmooouuusss
    Aaannnooonnnyyymmmooouuusss
    January 27, 2015 at 6:50 am

    feel like that girl in the matrix who knew they were going to pull her plug.nn”not like this, not like this.”

  8. hefestos002 .
    hefestos002 .
    January 27, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Hahahahahah oh geez. Thank God it’s capcom and i always expect the worst. In my case it was a phone game, but this is close enough.

  9. TeddyBrosefvelt
    TeddyBrosefvelt
    January 27, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Well thank god for BloodBorne and Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

  10. Touma
    Touma
    January 27, 2015 at 7:33 am

    this is soul crushing :/. well you’re a fucking great stand alone title…..you died too young V___V. i was absorbed in this for 3 months and thats a rarity to my usual “one and done” way of playing games. i really feared this.

  11. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    January 27, 2015 at 8:06 am

    As I said before I wanted to play Dragon’s Dogma but… F2P…nhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOiE0LCu6J0

  12. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    January 27, 2015 at 8:07 am

    I think there’s a permanent gas leak over at the Capcom, Konami, Square Enix Mobile division and SEGA offices.

  13. Siveon
    Siveon
    January 27, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Hey Capcom?nnnFuck you.

  14. Siveon
    Siveon
    January 27, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Deep Down is also a ftp online game, iirc.

  15. landlock
    landlock
    January 27, 2015 at 8:34 am

    It’s also single-player and multiplayer.

  16. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    January 27, 2015 at 8:42 am

    so instead of porting dragon’s dogma to PC/PS4/XBO we get this?nnncapcom really do hate money dont they?

  17. Siveon
    Siveon
    January 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

    By “single player” you mean, you could play alone? Because I doubt Capcom would let people play an online game without a connection.nnnAnd if that’s the case, there’s not much that separates the two besides gameplay.

  18. Astralwyrm
    Astralwyrm
    January 27, 2015 at 9:58 am

    It really is like Capcom sets out to sabotage their own success at every corner. I want to have hope for this game but Capcom has time after time proved such hope is folly.

  19. Cy
    Cy
    January 27, 2015 at 10:30 am

    God….dammit, Capcom. You are the worst fucking company in the world. Fuck. You.

  20. Swirly Twirl
    Swirly Twirl
    January 27, 2015 at 10:42 am

    We ask for Dragon’s Dogma on PC they give us an F2P MMO.nI seriously hope they will port DD after this.

  21. Game Guy
    Game Guy
    January 27, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Dammit Capcom, you had one job and you fucked up.

  22. Swirly Twirl
    Swirly Twirl
    January 27, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Turns out there’s no western release.nThis is just an avalanche of bad news.

  23. lucben999
    lucben999
    January 27, 2015 at 11:15 am

    No, you don’t understand! The PC simply can’t handle the complexity of the online pawn system, I mean, a PC game with an online component? pfffff it would be too complicated.nnnWait…

  24. Obbliglol
    Obbliglol
    January 27, 2015 at 11:33 am

    It’s like they were sent here to make the world suffer.

  25. Juhata
    Juhata
    January 27, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    >F2P and based in microtransactionsnnwhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhynI want to fucking believe Capcom, but this is too much

  26. Professional-Victim
    Professional-Victim
    January 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Worst possible outcome. I would take nothing over this because then I would at least still have some hope left.

  27. Stephen Smith
    Stephen Smith
    January 27, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    One of my favourite single-player games of the last gen has now become a typical MMO. Thanks a lot Capcom.

  28. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    January 27, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Exactly. I was really hoping they’d port it to PC. DD was insanely good and IMO, was better than Skyrim and deserves a nice 60fps w/modding PC version. I’d never leave my house if that came true.

  29. Vyktar
    Vyktar
    January 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I want to believe. I really do.

  30. Tyrannikos
    Tyrannikos
    January 27, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Read this, got angry and took a break. Came back three hours later and I’m still just as upset. I hate you, Capcom.

  31. Koroma
    Koroma
    January 27, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    F2P+Capcom. a really bad combo

  32. Siveon
    Siveon
    January 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    It also needed an awesome “fully one-player” mode. Imagine creating 3 pawns instead of 1? It’d be great.

  33. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    January 27, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    “better than skyrim”nnnwell thats isnt exactly hard to accomplish haha

  34. ProtomanPaul
    ProtomanPaul
    January 27, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Rest in Peace, The Dream.

  35. MaidKillua
    MaidKillua
    January 27, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Well, Capcom have managed to once again kill all of my hopes and dreams…

  36. MaidKillua
    MaidKillua
    January 27, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Any RPG with somewhat decent combat and textures that don’t take an hour to pop in can manage

  37. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    January 27, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Oh fuck this.nnThe one game in the past however many years that Capcom makes right, and they learn absolutely nothing. Not a damn thing.nnPeople want to buy a single player RPG and play it. By themselves. Maybe they jump online for a bit. Maybe you see someone here or there for a little bit like in Dark Souls.nnThey don’t want a multiplayer MMO F2P pile of garbage.nnPlease die Capcom. Die now, so that others may make games of your IPs properly.

  38. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    January 27, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    You think Capcom is going to allow you to play the game entirely single player in a F2P game without fucking with your ability to play in some way?

  39. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    January 27, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Except that already happened with Breath of Fire 6. Now all their franchises are dead and lying on the floor.

  40. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    January 27, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Dragon’s Dogma has been released MULTIPLE times already. You want them to release it AGAIN?nnHow about a new game that doesn’t suck, like this one will?

  41. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    January 27, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    consideirng they never released on PC and missed out on such huge audience, yes id like to see the game released again

  42. Grey
    Grey
    January 28, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Can’t say I am thrilled at this news.nnIt doesn’t mean the game might not still be fun or capture the Dragon’s Dogma spirit, since we’ve got nothing to go on about it, but it certainly isn’t encouraging. Certainly no personal interest on my part in a free to play, microtransaction heavy Dragon’s Dogma.

  43. poofin
    poofin
    January 28, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    The first game(s) had so much going for it.

    Had they only smoothed out some of the rougher edges (ie: pawn conversation, quests,) and developed the wider world, a stand alone sequel could have easily proven itself as a landmark in RPG history.

    Instead, I fear this will only find its way into the ever-growing annals of AAA blunders. Victim to the same myopic executives that wield cherished franchises as they might a sack of doorknobs in their crusade for revenue.

    Prove me wrong though, Capcom. Show us that you can design a F2P experience that doesn’t completely trivialize the very heart and soul of what made Dragon’s Dogma/DD:DA so very captivating to begin with.