In a vast multiverse amidst the chaos of competing deities and demigods, universes lie waiting to be explored - and created. Featuring their own rules, mechanics and histories, players will explore these “shards,” seek their treasures, and learn new skills and abilities from their current and past civilizations. At launch, Shards Online will feature a wide variety of official rulesets, while players will additionally be able to create and share their own. Anything from a hardcore PvP experience to a shard in which players can only farm is possible. Gamers can run their own server, creating live content for mortal players as gods, or jump into other servers and take advantage of open-ended character development, customizable housing, tactical combat and more in living virtual worlds. Various maps will range from high fantasy and sci-fi, to the wild west, jungles, dinosaurs and beyond.