The Waylanders is a classical fantasy RPG by Spanish studio Gato Salvajeo, which boasts Mike Laidlaw as part of its staff.
Laidlaw previously worked for BioWare, most notably as director of Dragon Age: Inquisition. The Waylanders is an attempt to re-capture the panache of early BioWare titles, especially Neverwinter Nights and Dragon Age: Origins.
Aesthetically-speaking, Waylanders borrows heavily from Dragon Age‘s referential art design. The game features real-time combat with a pause function, as well as the ability to change between two perspectives: top-down or third-person.
As mentioned, the project will borrow heavily from older BioWare titles. The combat system is heavily inspired by that of Dragon Age: Origins, with the title also featuring branching dialogue paths and moral choices. Laidlaw narrated an introduction to the game via video, as well as debuted some pre-alpha footage. This introduction contained news that players can choose from six classes, along with providing a primer for the title’s lore: