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Development for Dragons Dogma Online began with the goal of having something that can be played online.
Since Dragons Dogma Online couldnt be developed simultaneously with Dark Arisen, Capcom decided to delay the online title a little bit.
Capcom initially thought about having Dragons Dogma Online use a monthly subscription fee, but decided go with a free-to-play model instead, as they wanted people to be able to access the game above all.
While it may be free-to-play, it will still have the essence of a proper Dragons Dogma game.
The story is completely new, and there wont be any connections to characters from other Dragons Dogma titles.
At first, the world of the game will be about the same size as Dragons Dogma, but it will continue to grow through expansions. Capcom plan on having it grow up to three times larger.
After putting together a party of four in the lobby, the group will then head out together into the field.
Similar to parties in MMORPG titles, party set-ups will require the right roles in order to have a proper balance.
Yoshinori Ono also shared a comment in the interview, saying that Sony are cooperating with Capcom on the development of Dragons Dogma Online.