What was for a long time called Shards Online will now be known as Legends of Aria according to an announcement video from Citadel Studio’s Project Lead Derek “Supreem” Brinkmann. In the video Derek explains that Shards Online needed to change in order to meet player requests.
“This is very good news for the game and I can explain why. Shards Online has started to get a bit of a stigma that it’s just small maps with these player limits that are keeping it from becoming an MMO. What we’re doing with our steam release is we’re going bigger. No player limits, much larger maps. We needed a name that embraced that…”
Legends of Aria includes everything that was in the original version. The new map is called New Celador and features safe zones for players wanting to avoid PVP. Check out some of the new changes in the community message below as Legends of Aria looks towards a Steam 2017 release.