Great news for action RPG fans as the alpha build of Grim Dawn will be coming tomorrow. Grim Dawn is an action role-playing game for PC and a spiritual successor to Titan Quest. For the past two years a small team of former Iron Lore veterans at Crate Entertainment have been developing Grim Dawn with their own, improved version of the Iron Lore engine and tools; the same technology used to create Titan Quest.
According to an email we got from Crate Entertainment, this alpha build will be available via Steam on May 15th. Now this does not mean that the final version will be plagued by Steam’s DRM. As promised, Crate Entertainment will also release a DRM-free version for those who hate Valve’s distribution service.
As the team hinted:
“If anyone just has an absolute aversion to Steam and does not want to participate, we will provide you with a full refund. To be fair though, we did say Alpha would be “exclusive” and did not say it would be DRM-free; but we also did not say it would be on Steam, as we had no idea at the time how we would actually release it. Up until recently, we were not even sure if we would be able to have the alpha on Steam for the people who wanted it, but it actually proved to be the easiest option for us when we started looking into it.”
Question now is whether Grim Dawn’s updates and DLCs will be made available to the DRM-free version. Will Crate Entertainment be able to deliver or will Grim Dawn into yet another Shadowrun Returns?
Grim Dawn looks interesting, so we highly recommend keeping an eye on it!
Grim Dawn Alpha TEST 2 (1 of 2)