A couple of months ago Ashen developer A44 Games revealed its next RPG, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn. Flintlock looks like a natural evolution from the team's last game, and they've now sat down to discuss how their new game world is being built.

The team emphasises how it has tried to cram more details into its settlements and such, to show a world that feels lived in and more authentic. The game world is based on New Zealand, and the team did plenty of research on its home nation and how to transport elements of it into the digital world.

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In terms of Flintlock's characters, expect them to be much more detailed this time out too. The developer is using Unity Engine's 'MetaHuman Creator' to build its character models, and to animate them in a more believable manner.

Core gameplay wasn't discussed too much here, although given Ashen's similarity to Dark Souls in terms of combat, we could see them taking a similar path with Flintlock. We shouldn't have to wait too long to find out anyway, as Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn hits Xbox platforms, along with Game Pass day one, in 2022.

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