UPDATE: It has come to our attention that one of our sources was incorrect in their description of Zelda World, and that we too were mistaken in calling the project an MMO. According to an official Zelda World news update, the game is “not an MMO” and is also “a stand alone game, not a mod of another game”.
The official summary of the Zelda World project is, as found here:
“Zelda World gives you the content from both OOT and MM and gives you the ability to create/recreate any Zelda Storys/Quests you like for everyone to enjoy. Imagine being able to play OOT or MM and invite your friends to come play with you and help you on your quest, or even take the old N64 Zelda’s worlds and add your own quests into it.”
Based on this summary, the project could be described as a multiplayer sandbox experience – though not massively multiplayer.
We apologize for any confusion that our mistake may have caused. We have changed the title of this post to better reflect the nature of the game, and will continue to bring you updates on this intriguing project!
Feel free to read our original post after the jump, but remember: Zelda World is not an MMO.
Zelda fans are always curious about how the future of the series could work out as a different genre besides the usual action/adventure we all know and love. Let’s then, for a moment, consider one of the more popular genres out there – MMO (massively multiplayer online game). Let’s again consider how the future of Zelda could roll out. See where I’m going?
Zelda World, a game being made by a group of creative fans, intends to remake the beloved Ocarina of Time as an MMO-style game. While it isn’t fully completed yet, it’s still fun to check it out in it’s early stages. The starting area is, naturally, the Kokiri Forest, and while it does contain Hyrule Field, there is still nothing to do and no one to interact with yet.
There aren’t any enemies to fight or items to break, but you do start off with a sword, shield, and a bow. The bow is currently the only usable item, and it could be considered fun just running around and shooting arrows aimlessly.
As mentioned already, the game is still in it’s early stages. Expect updates in the future on this title, as we’ll keep an eye out for anything new as the developers make headway into the fresh Zelda MMO landscape!