Into The Echo is an in-development MMORPG and the first project from Canadian developer ETLOK Studios. According to a blog post from Executive Producer Akshay Kolte, the team’s vision is to “create a beautiful and dynamic virtual universe that you actually would want to live in – where you feel a sense of purpose and individuality that makes you want to cherish it and feel the need to protect it.”
The goal is “to create a diverse, inclusive and culturally vibrant virtual world – something that the real world can only aspire to become.” Certainly huge ambitions for a new indie studio! Into The Echo is officially labeled as a “time-travel MMORPG” where players can encounter unique tribes, cultures, languages, flora, fauna and the studio’s own unique take on the concept of magic.
Other than the overall world, which takes place on the planet of Raava, ETLOK Studios is working on doing away with the numerical and linear XP model for character progression and replacing it with a “hub-and-spoke style progression system.” You can read more about the concept right here. Remember to sign up for Pre-Alpha phase!