Dragon's Dogma was a game where you could climb on top of a dragon and spank it silly with the weapon of your choice. It garnered a devoted, if kind of small, fanbase, but Capcom's been mum regarding a potential sequel or followup. I know several people who've been wishing for another entry in the series.
Well, about that wishing... did you ever read "The Monkey's Paw" before?
GematsuCapcom has announced the next entry in the Dragon's Dogma series, Dragon's Dogma Online. It will be a free-to-play game with micro-transactions on the PS3, PS4, and PC.
The gameplay is supposed to be similar to that of the first game, though this time allowing 4 players to tackle the open world of Lestaria together. Towns will act as lobbies holding up to 100 other players. Additionally, it looks like Sony is funding the development to some degree, so chances of it reaching the Xbox One or other platforms look somewhat slim.
So depending on your view of MMOs and F2P titles, this is either good news... or very, very bad news. This is also likely a downer for anyone hoping for a proper Dragon's Dogma 2.
For me, at least, keeping the basic gameplay while allowing players to bull ride dragons with three of their friends sounds like a lot of fun. On the other hand, this is F2P with micro-transactions with Capcom at the helm.
Be careful what you wish for.