Citadel Studios' sandbox RPG, Shards Online, has many plans through Winter 2015.
Citadel Studios has released its development roadmap for the continuing work into Shards Online. The roadmap stretches from its current pre-alpha state into an alpha phase during Winter 2014 through most of 2015, and if all goes according to plan, the game will enter beta in Winter 2015.
After our initial Kickstarter campaign came to an end, we realized that we would need to tighten up our development plan to get to an alpha state as quickly as possible. We also are redefining what core features are necessary for our first alpha build based on player feedback. We also need to be sure that we have enough re-playable content on our first map to keep players engaged while we continue development.
It is important to mention that nothing is ever set in stone in game development. That is even more so with smaller indie studios such as ours. One of our advantages over the big publishers is our ability to quickly react to changes in resource availability and player feedback.
Keep up-to-date with the Shards Online development roadmap over on the official site!
Ann "Cyliena" Hosler, Managing Editor