How Throne and Liberty is Becoming the Console MMORPG for Everybody

Exploring the World of Solisium in Throne and Liberty

Delving into the world of Throne and Liberty means immersing yourself in the mystical land of Solisium, a realm where the fragments of the Sealstone once held the Goddess of Destruction, Sylaveth. These fragments have not only sparked conflict due to their immense value but also have the potential to bestow unique powers upon those who possess them. Players, alongside their friends, are tasked with seizing these coveted resources, embarking on a grand journey through Solisium. They must navigate through fierce battles with exotic monsters and compete against rival players in this expansive, free-to-play online universe.

Optimizing Gameplay with Controller Support

Adapting such a vast gaming experience for controller use presents a significant challenge. Initially, players may find themselves overwhelmed by the multitude of options available. However, as they progress through the game, the controls begin to feel smooth and intuitive. Although the initial adjustment period may be brief, extended playtime could lead to familiarity with the controller configuration. NCSoft is dedicated to refining the controller experience, aiming to transform what is traditionally a keyboard and mouse-dominated gameplay style into a more controller-friendly format.

“We’ve made several alterations to how the controller handles – button mappings, targeting, and movement are the three most critical elements we’ve been continuously iterating on over the past 12 months to really nail what’s needed for this type of combat,” Lafuente explains. “We’re very proud of the progress we’ve made, and our latest tests have shown that players are saying the gameplay feels natural. I’ve even found myself wondering if I should make the switch to playing Throne and Liberty from the couch on a controller from now on.”