Today En Masse Entertainment announced that its free to play action MMORPG Tera will be released for PS4 and Xbox One.
Developed by the Korean studio Bluehole, and released in the west for PC in May 2012, a year after its original launch in Korea in January 2011, it was switched to a free-to-play business model in February 2013.
Tera, which counts 25 million registered users worldwide, is known for it’s fast-paced action combat, it’s giant monsters that create some really exciting battles, and some really sexy character design, at least for the ladies.
While the PC version already includes controller support, the control scheme is being redesigned from the ground up for consoles, and the user interface is also being rebuilt for comfortable play in the living room.
En Masse Entertainment CEO Sam Kim accompanied the press release with a comment:
“The past five years of TERA have been fantastic. We have an amazing and ever-growing player base on PC and we can’t wait to share TERA with a brand new audience on consoles. Everyone at En Masse Entertainment and Bluehole is putting an incredible amount of effort into making sure that console players have the best TERA experience possible, and can enjoy the wide range of content the game has to offer.”
A beta will be made available down the line, and signups are already available here.
Like the PC version, the console port will be free-to-play and will launch later this year, with no further details shared at the moment about the precise release window.
Below you can check out the announcement trailer, and a batch of screenshots showcasing the game’s action combat.
While my old review is quite outdated by now (so much that it even lost the screenshots, for some reason), even because the game changed quite a bit with updates and the business model switch, Tera remains one of my favorite MMORPGs of the past few years, and considering its super-solid action-based combat, it’s probably going to work very well on PS4 and Xbox One.