Pokémon-like DokeV made waves at Gamescom this week for its large re-reveal displaying it off as being a colourful, zany, and gorgeous open-world MMO. However, in a stunning however not unwelcome flip of occasions, developer Pearl Abyss has since revealed that DokeV has undergone a style change and is no longer an MMO.

DokeV was initially revealed all the way back in 2019 wanting just like the way it is now – full with that annoying earworm Okay-pop tune – with one main distinction: it was introduced as a “family-friendly” MMO. Hardly stunning because it’s from the makers of Black Desert Online, however clearly not for everybody.

With the Gamescom re-reveal, Pearl Abyss took to Twitter to announce that DokeV was no longer an MMO and is now an “open-world action-adventure,” with no affirmation of any multiplayer parts in any respect – regardless of Google displaying that the official web site nonetheless calls it an MMO, and there being an unofficial DokeV club set as much as meet different gamers.

The developer says that it “decided to move the game in a different direction” away from being an MMO, and so DokeV is now far nearer to being a conventional Pokémon recreation than it was earlier than. Pearl Abyss additionally re-confirmed that the sport would absolutely, definitely be coming to PC – it’s really the consoles which are doubtful proper now.

The largest query mark is relating to DokeV’s launch date. Much just like the MMO factor, preliminary stories this week had it as 2022, however Pearl Abyss reached out to correct VentureBeat on that rating – DokeV received’t be out till at the least 2023. If that’s disappointing, there are a few Pokémon-like games out on PC already – as well as some fantastic MMOs if that’s extra your factor.

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