HoMM Creator Enters The MMO Realm
Jon Van Caneghem and Trion World Network have announced to be working on a fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMOG). Caneghem is best known for creating the Might and Magic and Heroes of Might and Magic franchises, so the new product might be something worth playing.
June 3, 2008
"This game is designed on the philosophy of putting players at the center of the game world," said Jon Van Caneghem, co-founder, President and Chief Creative Officer, Trion. "By building an extensive event system and a server architecture that allows for dynamic change, we are creating completely new opportunities for creative game design. The game will live and change along with the players, evolving in response to their actions and the creativity of our design team."
The project is currently in the fuzzy stage of the beginning, when all that the developer can tell is just a cartload of promises. Players will supposedly enter “a seamless, persistent fantasy world”, torn apart by battles of enormous scale and dynamic events set to significantly influence each player's fate. On the technical side, Trion says it will come up with a new server-based architecture that's designed to enable “massive scalability, dynamic content evolution, and cross platform development.”
So we have one more challenger to World of Warcraft's supremacy. Isn't the market already too crowded in the MMP area?