Destination Games' upcoming NCsoft-published MMORPG, Tabula Rasa, is on track for release during 2007 according to founder and developer Richard Garriott.
Charting the game's path through the next few months, Garriott told VE3D that it's currently with "friends and family", will hit closed beta "within a month or so" and will enter open beta this summer. "So we're in that final push to launch at this stage. Tabula Rasa will come out this year," he emphasised.
"We don't have a public specific date yet, but definitely the light is at the end of the tunnel. We're tying up the loose ends and polishing it up so we can get it out the door."
Tabula Rasa is set in the distant future and frames humanity's last stand against The Bane. Unlike a lot of MMOs, it's meant to play out more like a shoot-'em-up.
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