The fifth playtest for the extremely anticipated recreation Darkish and Darker, a singular fusion of dungeon crawler and battle royale genres, has come to an finish on April 19, 2023, at 8:00 PM PT. The builders have expressed their apologies for the assorted technical points gamers skilled all through the playtest, together with bugs, instability, and different hurdles that fell in need of the corporate’s high quality requirements. Because of this, there will probably be no extension for this playtest.
Darkish and Darker contains a darkish medieval fantasy setting and combines components from numerous gaming genres, together with RPGs, roguelikes, and multiplayer video video games. The sport has been described as belonging to the “extraction” subgenre of battle royales. Gamers can select from seven character lessons (fighter, barbarian, rogue, ranger, wizard, cleric, and bard) and interact in PvPvE (participant versus participant versus surroundings) gameplay. Because the match progresses, the playable space shrinks, forcing gamers to confront each other whereas concurrently battling monsters for helpful gadgets.
All through the playtest, gamers encountered quite a few points, akin to DDoS assaults, publishing by means of torrents because of an ongoing authorized dispute, and quite a lot of bugs that necessitated a number of patches. Regardless of these setbacks, the builders are dedicated to enhancing the sport’s high quality and delivering it to followers as quickly as attainable. They plan to maintain the neighborhood knowledgeable with common updates and specific gratitude for the unwavering assist.
The official assertion was made through the game’s Discord server:
Hello @everybody, We need to apologize for all of the bugs, instability, and hurdles that you simply needed to endure throughout this playtest. The standard didn’t meet our requirements and we are going to deal with bettering the sport for our followers sooner or later. Sadly, there received’t be an extension of this playtest and it’ll finish at April 19, 2023 8:00 PM. As all the time, we are going to share the info from this playtest shortly.
As for the corporate, we are going to do every thing attainable to get the sport to our followers as quickly as attainable and replace you as a lot as we will. Thanks as soon as once more to your great assist and we’ll see you within the dungeons!
The information collected from this playtest will probably be shared shortly to supply perception into the sport’s present state and areas requiring enchancment. Gamers who efficiently navigated the treacherous dungeons and survived the matches have been capable of retailer their loot for future use or potential gross sales. The sport additionally permits for merchandise exchanges amongst gamers utilizing in-game forex or different helpful gadgets.
Because the builders of Darkish and Darker work tirelessly to deal with the problems confronted through the fifth playtest, followers eagerly await additional updates and enhancements.