It seems like every major MMORPG developer in China is working on a “next-gen” martial arts title currently, and Tencent Games is certainly not satisfied with just Blade & Soul. The Magic Sword Online (天涯明月刀) is the company’s upcoming trump card, and rightfully so.
Based on the novel by Gu Long, The Magic Sword Online is being crafted by a new in-house engine, Quicksilver, which Nvidia worked on as well. Yes, it is a collaboration between Tencent and Nvidia, which is certainly something which caught the eyes of the industry watchers.
A massive world, top-notch graphics, weather and season systems, life-like physics etc are just a few of the game’s features. More information and videos can be found from my previous posts.
The first beta phase has been postponed from tomorrow till an unannounced date due to the earthquake disaster in China, so accept my apologies since I only have a low-res footage from the recent media event.