Long-running and popular indie MMO from 2011 Villagers & Heroes already has some kind of living space – let’s say that right away. There are residential villages where players can buy a house, store loot there, and grow crops and raise livestock in their yards. What it doesn’t have are interiors for its case, and that’s something Studio Mad Otter has been teasing and working on for years; We first got wind of it in 2015, with teasing drying up until last year, and then, on top of 2023, we were reassured that it was finally on its way in the first half of this year.
Well, that window didn’t quite hold, but there was a lot of forward movement last week when Mad Otter released a huge teaser site for the home expansion, a two-part update called Homestead.
The preview page explains that the first part of this “fully customizable housing” update will include a “house designer” tool that will allow you to customize walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, windows, decor and more in your home. At launch, players are limited to a 10×10 grid layout and a basic item set with multiple materials and rotating furniture and around 80 items obtainable through crafting and the shop. Expect post-launch upgrades to include new decor themes, larger (and multi-story) buildings, custom wall placement, decor drops, usable furniture, workspace features, and even more customization.
The second part of the update focuses “on the exterior of houses and the land surrounding your house.” There’s no date set for either half, but we do know it’s coming “soon.”
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