There will be an online version. If you sign up for the close beta, they will ask you if you're intrested in the multi-player or the singler player version or both. So, there will be a multi-player version.
from more research i found out a bit more.
its not exactly massive multiplay. not what we are used too.
but I'm puzzled why there's a beta?
obviously, they need to see how the multiplay part works.
which would be fun to get into. so I'm glad i signed up.
a little dissapointed its not your norm. mmo.
so my apologies for that mistake.
but here's what i found out further.
Can you tell us about the multiplayer modes?
The game will be playable as a team-based multiplayer mode, playable with up to 32 players. We have dedicated a whole team just to develop that part. We are lucky to have an engine that powers games like Half-Life 2 death match Counter Strike and even crazy multiplayer physics experiments such as Gary's mod.
How will multiplayer be managed? Will the players play online with their in game characters or you need to create a new character from scratch for MP?
In the multiplayer part of the game you will play character classes, similar to what can be found in games like Battlefield 1942. The classes will have the opportunity to evolve during online campaigns. As you play only Sareth throughout the single player game, that would make no sense bringing him online
What can you tell us about the multiplayer modes? Would you liken them more to something like Quake, Diablo 2, Guild Wars or something completely new?
Of course we will provide many classical online modes, similar to what can be found in most first person shooters. But we also wanted to exploit the potential of a fantasy game through the evolution mode.
In the evolution multiplayer mode of the game you will play character classes, similar to what can be found in games like Battlefield 1942. The classes will have the opportunity to evolve during online campaigns.
Speaking of Multiplayer, what exactly will be the "dynamic campaign" promised by your fact sheet blurb?
The dynamic campaign means that you will be able to play online matches with the results of one round impacting on the next one: the results will determine the next map, and also the items / skills you will be able to gain between rounds.