In a recent interview with the folks over at Buffed.de, Simon Ffinch tossed out a few interesting hints about what’s next for RIFT fans. First, he talked briefly about RIFT 3.0. We already know that we’ll be taking a little trip to the Plane of Water as well as getting four new souls to add to our arsenals, but one thing we haven’t heard a lot about is whether or not we’ll be seeing another level cap raise.
Simon confirmed that we’ll be getting 5 new levels in RIFT 3.0 during the interview, bringing up our level cap to 65. He also emphasized that fact that Trion is calling 3.0 an expansion, but it will most likely be a downloadable-only expansion and it will be free to all players except for the new souls, which will be sold via the RIFT Store.
Daglar touched on the subject of leveling progression in 3.0 in a recent forum thread. In his reply, he said, “There will be progression, but we are also looking at ways to make sure that the rest of the world remains more relevant, and that new things are added to old content to keep folks busy.” It sounds like we’ll be getting new new content to explore on Mathosia as well as the Plane of Water.
In the video interview, Simon also talked about something the development team is working on for PvPers– PvP dimensions! Players will be able to take their dimensions and enable friends and guildmates to enjoy a bit of PvP inside. They will be able to buy items from the RIFT Store such as spawn set locations that allow them to create deathmatch-type PvP settings inside their dimensions. Players will be able to customize who gets invited, etc. to the dimension in order to create custom arena-like settings.
The pairing of PvP settings with the craziness of dimension building should give players tons of options. Deathmatch mazes and jumping puzzles, anyone? There wasn’t a date mentioned as to when this feature will be added, but from the sounds of it the team wishes to expand on it if it’s well-received by the PvP community.
Make sure to check out the full video interview for more information. The RIFT portion starts at around 16 minutes into the video, where it also switches to English.