Nosgoth a multiplayer game in the Legacy of Kain universe

But Square Enix's new game won't be appearing at this year's E3.

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Square Enix has said that Nosgoth, which popped up last month in AMD and Steam databases, is a multiplayer-focused game currently in active development--but that gamers shouldn't expect to be seeing it anytime soon.

"We're aware that the community has been actively discussing rumours about a game currently in development called Nosgoth," said a Square Enix representative to Eurogamer, "after it was referenced in AMD's Crossfire Application Profile and the Steam database last week."

"While we can confirm that this game exists, is in active development, and is set in the same universe as the Legacy of Kain games, it's not a traditional or even single-player LoK experience."

"Given the AMD and Steam leaks, it feels weird to have a bunch of info out there and we don't want the community to get the wrong idea, especially as the game won't be at this year's E3."

Square Enix confirmed that Nosgoth is not being developed by long-time series developer Crystal Dynamics, who most recently worked on this year's Tomb Raider reboot. Nosgoth is also a "separate branch" to the Blood Omen and Soul Reaver franchises.

"We can also tell you that Nosgoth is not being developed by Crystal Dynamics, nor are they working on a Legacy of Kain game right now and while our game is set in the world of Nosgoth, it's very much on a separate branch to both the Soul Reaver and Blood Omen series."

"Sorry to be so cagey," continued the Square Enix representative. "There will be an official announcement in due course when we'll reveal Nosgoth properly, so we can't go into tons of detail just at the moment. Everyone at Square Enix is really excited by the game and we're all looking forward to lifting the veil of secrecy in the future."

Last year it was rumoured that Crystal Dynamics was looking to reboot the Soul Reaver franchise.

Discussion

197 comments
reishid
reishid

I feel that "Nosgoth" was supposed to be a multiplayer mode/add-on of an already in production singleplayer Legacy of Kain game that was probably cancelled or put on hold. They probably rebranded and released this multiplayer mode as a standalone game to salvage the work that was already done.

sieg6529
sieg6529

Singleplayer please, not everything needs to be a GD MMO!

RussianMeatClob
RussianMeatClob

I wish I could throw Square Enix into the Abyss for this travesty.

B1OHAZARDCURE
B1OHAZARDCURE

I just hope that they don't make it a MOBA game...

B1OHAZARDCURE
B1OHAZARDCURE

I just hope they don't make it a MOBA game...

GabrielOnuris
GabrielOnuris

LoK series was one of my best single player experiences, turn it into (another) online game really sucks. No, I don't want it. I don't want to live in this world anymore.

timdogg42069
timdogg42069

Well this news sucks, I'd take another Blood Omen game as well, just not this NOOOOOOOOOOO

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

I just want another Soul Reaver game, PLEASE!

bad_monkey1
bad_monkey1

I'd rather see a new game that gives the series closure. Granted the story'd be tough to finish from how twisty it had gotten and seems they were close to writing them selves into a corner... but the plot wouldn't be impossible to end. The idea of multiplayer is oddly intriguing and offputting at the same time.

mathgeek2112
mathgeek2112

I would like to see an HD collection of the previous Legacy of Kain games.  I never got a chance to play them so an HD collection would be great.

Skakruk
Skakruk

LoK series were always strong in story aspect, even comparable to MGS level (first that jumps on mind) or even better. But multiplayer sikkknes ? Again ? Not Crystal Dynamics ? We already know that moving from original developer doesn't do anything good for the game. And another aspect - LoK series were always SINGLE player - how in the world they are gonna crap it out to become multiplayer ? WTF ????

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

"...our game is set in the world of Nosgoth it's not a traditional or even single-player LoK experience." 

- I'm weary, but still interested. We'll see where this goes..

sohail5566
sohail5566

i was hoping for single player 

Drunken_Snake
Drunken_Snake

Well ****...

Maybe something similar to Demon's/Dark Souls? That'd be pretty much the only way I can think of, that could work...

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Hold up...what?! What the hell Square. *facepalm*

jcr8
jcr8

No. Just no.. Yet another great storydriven game that´s going to be dragged through the multiplayer mud. Why the f*ck does everything these days have to be frickin multiplayer..

beyoudhammouda
beyoudhammouda

**** you Square Enix ... Soul Reaver and Legacy of Kain , I'll see you in Paradise. T.T

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

Finally!  Something for the three of us who weren't playing anything else!

iAmBaSsMaN107
iAmBaSsMaN107

This is terrible.  I LOVE Soul Reaver/Legacy of Kain, but I don't really do multiplayer games.  I've never tried an MMO because I generally like games that end.  This is super upsetting ebcause it means that it'll be forever (if ever) that they make a proper single player LOK game.  

although maybe they'll do a  HD remake 

toyo75
toyo75

"We can also tell you that Nosgoth is not being developed by Crystal Dynamics"

One word comes into mind. Sacrilege!

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

somehow when they say "Open world" i totally think  they reduce quality of the integrity of a good game so naa!! give me Soul Reaver Remake as you promised!! other things are random at this point!

and Multiplayer?? hahahaha gee u dont knwo anything about a good game specially Soul Reaver  probably miling the franchise with trends foolish  idiots!!! hope u totally Fail!!!! oh wait u already did!!!

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Announce the game when its out

microvision82
microvision82

The Legendary Amy Hennig was the main element behind the success of Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver.. and she  left crystal dynamic and works now with naughty dog.. Amy Hennig  was the only one who could take the whole legacy to an awesome level with her awesome script and story elements .. so as for now if she isn't the writer for a new episode of the legacy of Kain .. i don't bother 

AlexFili
AlexFili

I loved Blood Omen 2 and look forward to seeing a living breathing Nosgoth

ioshilee
ioshilee

First Deus Ex on iOS, now this... SE, wtf? Are you trying to be more shitty than EA? Why don't you then make next Final Fantasy a shooter and try to sell it to the fans? The core of LoK series is a twisted plot and charismatic heroes, Kane, Raziel and even their foes! I can't see how this can fit into "multiplayer oriented" game... You piss off the series fans with this and expect to sell this good? Exactly to whom, I wonder? The last LoK game was 10(!) years ago, the majority of casual players who buy this multiplayer\social\whatever shit doesn't even know what the Lagacy of Kain is. And those ppl who know and love the series don't give a shit about a "multiplayer oriented" LoK...

ArataWata
ArataWata

Why multiplayer?

Apart from trying to make money give me one good fucking reason why Legacy of Kain needs a multiplayer.

Geogyf
Geogyf

dont want multiplayer :(

hope thats is not an mmo.

Voredor
Voredor

Requiescat in pace 

JangoF-76
JangoF-76

"...a multiplayer-focused game"

and that's where you lost me.

wexorian
wexorian

square need new managment, Tey are derstroyn themself.

QVT
QVT

"...don't want the community to get the wrong idea."

Nice choice of words. What 'idea' would that be? That it's a Legacy of Kain game people actually want and have wanted for almost ten years?

Got a chuckle out of that. It's like they know they're going to disappoint a lot of people right off the bat.

ViskiJack
ViskiJack

Square Enix are fucking morons

_Doomsayer_
_Doomsayer_

Happy to see anything Legacy of Kain, but I really, really hope that Crystal Dynamics gets to work on another proper Legacy of Kain game soon.

Acekidder
Acekidder

@Drunken_Snake no because those games just weren't fun and barely had a story i want an evolution of what we had.

iAmBaSsMaN107
iAmBaSsMaN107

Also, I saw someone down there mention it, but it definitely makes it seem like it won't be nearly as story focused.  
Amy Hennig is amazing, but not so much so that no one could EVER take her place, there are lots of great story writers out there.  The multiplayer focus, to me, seems like a lack of even trying to find someone new. 

JJB03
JJB03

@Aentikraist they just said that its a completely different branch off from the soul reaver or legacy of kain games, theres no reason why this should fail 

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

@b74kd3th they were answering the rumors when it leaked in 2 separate games databases... i mean what else are people going to find to hate them... the fact that they share you air and fart into it too?

Mettuck
Mettuck

@microvision82 That and the multiplayer focus seems to imply watered down story and narrative. Or that's just maybe me. I don't like these multiplayer-oriented experiences the industry seems to be turning towards to. 

Scholar_Of_Time
Scholar_Of_Time

@ioshilee "Lagacy" will probably be a key word to its release...har har...

They also have a trailer on Youtube, but they were super butthurt about the negative reception they disabled ratings and comments altogether.

I think we can all see where this is going...

iAmBaSsMaN107
iAmBaSsMaN107

@Acekidder, so only a new game or nothing?  I'd be pretty excited about a remake as a sign of things to come. 

Tzardok
Tzardok

@iAmBaSsMaN107 I agree. I played my share of MMOs and grew tired of them, I also see myself as a single player - player. I like the immersion which MMOs/MPs just can't deliver to me. LoK series is heavily focused on story and the dialogs between Kain and Raziel were awesome, among other great conversations. I am disappointed, but I would totally love a reboot with today's tech.

iAmBaSsMaN107
iAmBaSsMaN107

@Mettuck @microvision82  Definitely, Soul Reaver was all about it's story and dialogue.  Multiplayer probably makes it harder to make these great.

Acekidder
Acekidder

@iAmBaSsMaN107 @Acekidder Ok well if they did a proper hd remake the way Microsoft does with new engine new hd assets then maybe! as its better then seeing nothing i guess, its been such a long time since i played a Soul Reaver.