While there are plenty of MMOs, not many of them can say they feature the same unique gameplay twist that Trion Worlds' Rift is offering. Taking place in the fantasy world of Telara, portals or "rifts" begin to open up through the once peaceful lands and act as invasion gateways for various monster groups. As a hero, it is your job to defend against these rifts. While this may sound like nothing more than just a fancy premise for action, if these rifts are left unchecked, the invading monsters will eventually take over and destroy the surrounding area. Furthermore, these rifts open up dynamically throughout the world. This means that the quietest places can randomly become the most dangerous and exciting action zones for days or even weeks at a time. Adding a layer of depth to these rifts is the fact that there are six different monster groups (earth, fire, air, water, life, and death). Each group despises the next, so how you use these dynamics in the heat of battle is up to you.
Monsters aside, you'll be able to choose and customize from four different character archetypes: Warrior, Cleric, Rogue, and Mage. With these different character classes, the game will reward you for attacking, buffing, and healing other players. While a big part of Rift is playing cooperatively with other human players to defend against hordes of monsters, the MMO does also offer PVP gameplay.
Tying all this together is the game's tweaked DirectX 11-capable Gamebryo engine. Ensuring that you can get the most out of the game's engine and visuals, NVIDIA has teamed up with Trion Worlds to deliver SLI and NVIDIA 3D Vision support.