GamingShogun got the chance to interview Randy Mosiondz, a lead designer on the upcoming Champions Online.
From the Q&A:
"Q) Obviously, people will compare Champions Online to NC Soft's City of Heroes considering it is the other well-known super hero MMO out there...
A) City of Heroes is a fine game that we're proud to have developed, but we wanted to do things differently for Champions Online. Cryptic has learned a lot about MMO development over the years and we've incorporated that experience into Champions Online. We've re-built our Cryptic Engine to allow it more flexibility with zones, critters, powers, missions, etc. We're offering even more points of customization for characters both visual and functional..."