Currently in a very limited test phase, Legend of the Condor Heroes: Zero is Perfect World’s first self-developed open world action MMORPG. The development team is serious about making sure the combat system is top-notch, and currently the client is compatible with gamepads.
The first 2 classes come from different schools, where Xiang Long is from Beggar Sect while Yao Guang is from Quanzhen Sect. It is currently unknown if there will be more classes under each martial arts school, but I wouldn’t bet against the possibility.
There is also a real-time tech demo video released by Perfect World, displaying the massive open world found in Zero. Perfect World’s earlier game, Swordsman Online, is a serious letdown given its small maps with virtually no room for even a little exploration.