GDC 2013: Dragon's Prophet aims to sate all your dragon needs

Dragon's Prophet

The sharp flap of leathery wings signals an incoming message from GDC: SOE have released a trailer for Dragon's Prophet, a free-to-play fantasy MMO that seems to have been developed with the design philosophy "more dragons = better". It's a theory that didn't do Skyrim any harm.

The game's feature page offers up some more details, although unsurprisingly the headline point is "Dragons Everywhere". But other than the winged wyrms, Dragon's Prophet also promises action-based combat with "a unique auto-target and combo system", extensive player housing and a "Frontier" system for guilds. Oh, also: dragons! Supposedly, the dragons you capture will go on to shape the progression of your character's role.

Dragon's Prophet is currently doing the VIP access thing, giving you the option to pre-order for guaranteed access to the beta (due to start no later than April 15th), as well as (surprise!) "exclusive dragons". You can also apply for beta access without paying, which seems like the sensible thing to do, although developer Runewalker say access is "extremely limited".

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.