These pictures are all by Eric Persson, Associate Art Director of The Initiative. I would like to speculate with you if you can imagine that these are first concepts for the new game and if so, would you like them?
I wonder if TC is still making the MP portion, Morgoth claimed TC had been experimenting with this and I guess TI would be making the SP portion. We don’t yet know any real details like…is it a SP focused game with MP or actually something else?
Personally I really hope there’s a big focus on SP, especially considering the kind of developers they have been hiring. A third person action adventure/shooter is what I’d love to see from XGS.
Good art, like it a lot. He says it is a personal project:
" Shamal - Environments
Shamal is a personal project, meant to be an action adventure experience in a dark fantasy world inspired by the historical Middle East, influenced by franchises like Conan, Dark Souls, Diablo.
The great northern wind brought darkness to the world and shrouded the desert and all its inhabitants in perpetual sandstorms that lasted for months. The starvation and famine that struck the land changed it forever and few managed to survive. In the shadows of the storms, it raised the dead to walk again and after the storms had settled, ancient spirits had been awakened.
Destined by their lineage, the heroes of this world are capable of fighting the darkness. Their ancestry has shaped them to take on the challenges that await. Powered with abilities the world has not known since ancient times, they are taking on the task to banish the dark forces from this land."