It isn’t very often that the VR catalog gets a new release from a previously unknown developer that makes the same kind of impact that Dungeons of Eternity has made. In a very short time, this Meta Quest exclusive, co-op dungeon crawler has garnered a large community of enthusiastic gamers who return to the game, day after day, to grind their way through endless dungeons in a never-ending quest to collect the best weapons, armor and buffs. In the weeks since the game’s launch, the community has been very vocal with their praise of the game’s addictive gameplay loop and wide variety of enemies and environments.
However, as popular as Dungeons of Eternity has become, it hasn’t come without criticism. The game’s critics often cite countless hours of collecting and leveling, with no apparent endgame in sight. Others criticize the game’s lack of engaging single player content, for those who prefer their own company to a more social experience. Whether you’re one of DOE’s legion of fanatics, one of the game’s few naysayers, or somewhere in between, developer Othergate has some good news for you; Updates are coming. A lot of updates are coming.
Yesterday, the studio behind DOE unveiled a comprehensive development roadmap for the game, targeting the very issues that have sparked debate among its player base. This roadmap, stretching from December 2023 through the end of 2024, is not just a response to the criticisms but also a clear signal of the developer’s commitment to evolving and enriching the gaming experience for every kind of player.
December 2023: Even More of a Good Thing
Kicking off the series of updates in December 2023, players can expect a surge of new content. This includes the introduction of a new monster type, set to challenge even the most seasoned dungeon crawlers. The expansion of dungeon chambers promises to diversify the exploration experience, while a new array of weapon styles and cosmetics is poised to add a fresh layer of personalization.
Spring & Summer 2024: Enhancing and Expanding
As we roll into 2024, the spring and summer updates are geared towards enhancing the gameplay with features like new difficulty options, an offline mode, game localization, and an achievements system. These improvements are designed to cater to a broader audience, ensuring a more inclusive and customizable experience. The addition of more monsters, bosses, and dungeons, coupled with endgame features like dungeon assignments and challenges, directly addresses the critique of the ever elusive endgame.
Fall & Winter 2024: The Happy Ending
The roadmap culminates in the fall and winter of 2024 with the introduction of new quest modes and an enhanced social engagement component. This update aims to enrich the multiplayer experience and foster a stronger community connection. The launch of a single-player paid DLC is coming for those who prefer a more solitary adventure. The expansion of the game’s universe with new monsters, weapon types, and a new realm, along with more dungeon layouts and themed cosmetic packs, promises to keep the excitement levels high.
This roadmap is more than just a list of upcoming features; it’s a clear indication of a developer in tune with its player base. With these updates, Othergate isn’t just fixing perceived flaws; it’s turning player feedback into a robust, evolving game that grows alongside its community. So, whether you’re a die-hard fan or a critic, there’s something on the horizon for everyone in the Dungeons of Eternity universe.
Dungeons of Eternity is available now for Meta Quest 2 & 3 and is on sale for 40% off ($18) through November 28.