Kickstarter launch announced for TES creators’ fantasy RPG “The Wayward Realms” on May 30th

It was announced in August 2021 as the debut work of the new studio “OnceLost Games”, which brings together the core people who supported the birth of the early “The Elder Scrolls” series, such as Arena, Daggerfall, and Battlespire.Kickstarter campaignThe open world fantasy RPG “The Wayward Realms” has been decided to be implemented, but while we are waiting for further information, “OnceLost Games” has announced the start date of the Kickstarter campaign. It has been revealed that the ban is scheduled to be lifted on May 30, 2024.

In addition, in conjunction with the Kickstarter campaign start date being decided, a trailer has been released that introduces concept art of a Death Knight discovered deep in the archipelago where this work is set.


“The Wayward Realms” is an open world fantasy RPG powered by Unreal Engine 5, featuring an unprecedented scale of “choices and consequences”, a vast open world environment consisting of an archipelago of over 100 islands, and a virtual game master. It features elements such as a TRPG-like system in which the game progresses, and the following details have been reported so far.

■ Overview of “The Wayward Realms”

  • Leading the development are Ted Peterson and Julian LeFay, who, as mentioned above, supported the birth and success of TES.
  • “The Wayward Realms” is an open world fantasy RPG that offers unprecedented choice, consequences, scale, and role-playing.
  • The setting is Archipelago, an archipelago made up of over 100 islands built to a realistic scale. Here, many factions are competing for control and power, and while kingdoms strive to maintain control, dynasties are actively moving toward generational change.
  • If players gain a powerful position, they may be able to change the course of history, but they must prove their worth by facing opposing forces, mercenaries, monsters, spirits, and demons.
  • The vast “Archipelago” is inhabited by several races such as humans, elves, and dwarves, and includes large cities with thousands of NPCs, deep dark forests, huge mountains, and vast swamps and wetlands. , the wide ocean is generated by dynamic procedural techniques.
  • A virtual game master is introduced who can change the reactions of other characters and factions based on the player's actions and plan their next actions, creating a completely different gaming experience for each player. Events in the world will change completely depending on the role the player creates, such as a gregarious aristocrat, a thief caught up in an underworld conspiracy, or a scholar collecting ancient relics.
  • Classes such as warrior and wizard are abolished, and players customize their own skills and abilities to create their own character classes. You can also create spells, potions, and enchantments, allowing you to enjoy role-playing outside the box.
  • The universe of “The Wayward Realms” is a familiar medieval fantasy world at first glance, but it has a huge amount of lore, such as multiple moons floating in the sky, a large amount of books in libraries, and multiple cultures different for each race. You can always enjoy new discoveries.

The developer of this game, “OnceLost Games,” is a former designer and producer of “The Elder Scrolls: Arena” and “The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall,” as well as the creators of Arena, Daggerfall, and Battlespire. Founded in September 2019 by Julian LeFay, who is known as the “father of The Elder Scrolls” and the director of “The Elder Scrolls,'' and Vijay Lakshman, who was active as the executive producer, producer, and director of Arena, and later held key positions at Vivendi and Turbine. The new studio has become a hot topic for its fusion of classic RPG design philosophy and cutting-edge technology.

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