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Next Xbox to include 300 000 player MMO?

According to a job posting on Gamasutra.com, Microsoft are looking to hire a server developer who can help them create an application for the next Xbox which will cater for 300 000 simultaneous online users.

Not only that but they will need to be versed in anti-cheating skills as this new application may involve real money.

Have Microsoft decided to turn the dashboard into a MMO all of it's own?

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UltimateIdiot9113005d ago

Hmmm, this sounds an awful lot like Home on the PS3.

Sez 3005d ago

"this sounds an awful lot like Home on the PS3" ah you do know sony wasn't the first company to do this. in fact sony copied from other that do the same on PC'S with MMO. like second life,sims online,and many more.

i think you need to stop thinking sony created everything. and beside home sucks major B's. anything would be an improvement. imho

UltimateIdiot9113004d ago

What I'm saying is that there is so much hate on Home, yet it's okay and accepted if Microsoft does it. I never said Sony is the first to make an MMO.

Sez 3004d ago (Edited 3004d ago )

the reason so many people hate on home cause.sony and fanboys hyped the hell out of home.just to get whats out now. all the thing fanboys where hyping. video sharing,trophy room,ect. yet none of it's in home.now the same sonyfanboys are crying " oh it's a beta give it some time it will get better".

and who has accepted this and said it was OK???. all i see is this is a rumor not conformation that the next xbox would be doing this. there no proof that MS is doing a MMo for the next xbox. yet the first thing you come out with is "this sounds an awful lot like Home on the PS3". yet home only has uptil 64 players on one server not 300,000. so how does it sound like home.

you would have been better off saying this is a second life clone or a sim online clone. but yet you say it sounds like home. thats why i said sony wasn't the first to do it.

OmarJA3004d ago

Well it's just happen that Sony has created on of the best MMORPG ever in the Past...

EverQuest.

Godmars2903004d ago

I think you and others need to stop bashing an idea Sony came up with, even if they're copying it, right up until the time MS does the exact same thing.

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All Time Greatness3004d ago (Edited 3004d ago )

Might I ask how this sounds anything even remotely like Home or anything PS3 related? Sure doesn't to me.

I read this from the article:

” building a back end capable of hosting a 300,000 player game in real-time with real money on the line”

"Now there is no current gen game that is anywhere close to hosting 300,000 players at one time and the fact that they are talking about real money makes me think that they are planning for the next Xbox to host an immersive MMO title with gambling options. What other type of game allows for up to 300,000 players to be online at one time?"

I didn't know you could have 300,000 people at a time in a Home environment....I thought it was around 50-100 per room. Also move money between that many people?? You can't.

This might be a Dashboard feature also. I think it's safe to say Microsoft will be looking to outperform Playstation Home with the next Xbox.

Eiffel3004d ago

What made Home a success again? I'm being serious I can't see it.

Xbox Street Gang3004d ago

The constant and many publishers supporting it...

raztad3004d ago (Edited 3004d ago )

@^^^^
There are several reasons.

Its a success for Sony. They are making money. I guess MS want its part of the pie.

Its a success for players. If you want to check it out. Log in Home, and go to the Resistance space, later go to Siren space, you will see they are real crowded. I was only in those, but I heard EA complex is amazing.

Wow, I almost forgot. Resistance and other games are supporting game launching. Home is becoming a fully finally realized idea. Very successful one IMO.

MS is a company, they want make money you know? they will follow suit.

Eiffel3004d ago (Edited 3004d ago )

I only made the statement based on the lack of news I hear about it. I may try it out. I just like the simplicity of logging on and playing my game and maybe sending my friend whose online a text message. I'm an old fashioned gamer and the idea of Home never appealed to me like it does for young gamers.

iDystopia3004d ago

lol What does this even have to do with PS3???

This is talking about a 300,000 person MMO... where you can exchange money. This says nothing about a stiff virtual world where you bowl with 30-40 people in a room....while text chatting and pushing buttons for uncanny valley emoticons.

Seriously Sony fanboys, get over yourselves. So many of you have a chip on your shoulder.

This does sounds like a wayyyy bigger project than Playstation Home, though. I can see why you you would want to pretend like Home is somehow related to this. :)

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xwabbit3004d ago

People say home is awful but when u enter home u see its full lol, that doesn't make sense huh.

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The Lazy One3004d ago

where did this home come from?

U know what else copies home? Call of duty. People interact in real time in a realistic 3d environment in that. TOTALLY A HOME RIP OFF.

KaBaW3004d ago

How do you figure? What makes you think it's similar to Home?
Cause of a concept? I guess all FPSs are the same then, eh?

Tony P3004d ago

Pass.

If it's like Home, I'm not going in and I hope it's an optional download like Home so I can skip it. The idea of it sounds awesome on paper, but in practice I find it completely uninteresting like a full 3D chatroom.

Megatron083004d ago (Edited 3004d ago )

OmarJA I'll agree that Everquest was one of the best MMO ever made (its kind of dead now). However Sony did not create everquest it was made by a company called Verant. I think that eq was also the 1st mmo to you 3d graphics.

This article seems to be nothing more then guess work. It says they are making and mmo then it says that they might just have 300k on the dash board. If its a true mmo then it will be nothing like home. To be honest I dont see the point of even trying to guess what this will be like. The next xbox is so far away that its not worth worrying about

Oh and I seriously doubt you be able to "put real money on the line" there are way to many leagl issues they have to deal with

SL1M DADDY3004d ago

There is enough love for such a product at MS that they might well be creating their own virtual social network? Glad to see Sony laid the groundwork on a console version for MS to copy. Hope it works for them. That way, those of us that know the value of Home can serve up a few plates of crow to all the naysayers here that said Home was silly and irrelevant.

JaggedSac3004d ago

This sounds more like an extension of Primetime to me fellas. In fact, this service will probably encompass all of the Primetime games. Especially the stuff about scheduling and messages to friends. There will be money on the line in those games. Seems like M$ is expecting Primetime to take off.

cherrypie3004d ago

@1 & 1.2

Did you say that Home was unique, or "the first"? No. But as 1.1 pointed out, Home isnt unique. It isnt new at all.

For you to compare this posting to "home" is clearly an attempt for you to imply that Sony is being "copied". Sony copied SL, The Sims and a dozen other VR-worlds that came before.

That said, this article is truely reaching. It sounds like a position for PrimeTime development. For *this* generation, not Xbox Next.

1 vs 100 meets all these criteria. 300000 uers? Check. Real money? Check.

Champions Online, APB, Huxley and other games will be MMO titles *this* gen.

Ven10003004d ago

If you think Home sucks then you're a fool. Home has been successful since its open Beta release on Dec 16th and now you have more and more 3rd parties picking it up and adding their own support. Home will continue to grow despite some of you naysayers think.

Elven63003d ago

What on earth are you talking about? The description is obviously hinting at a gameshow type thing like 1 vs 100 on a much larger scale.

"building a backend capable of hosting a 300,000 player game in real-time with real money on the line"

Note the last 6 words..

Ahmay3003d ago

sounds like a lot of people will be screwing themselves over, financially.... ms wins again...

Xiru3003d ago

Verant Entertainment (Brad McQuaid) actually made Everquest. Sony was only the publisher at first but then they bought out Everquest and made it suck. Well Rallos Zek anyway (No more item loot). But yes, Everquest imo is the best MMO ever created. I currently play WoW because that is where everyone else is at, but it has never come close to the same feeling I had in Everquest on the Rallos Zek server. Now back on point. This sounds like a Home clone. Given Microsoft's history of copycat tactics, I'm willing to bet that is exactly what this is. I feel Home will eventually become something great, but as other users above have stated, it was hyped way too much. I log in about once a month. There just isn't enough in there to keep me occupied. They should add mini games that actually unlock stuff in real games. Something that is worth doing in Home.

xjoshbx3003d ago

You my friend are the one that sounds and probably is a fanboy. What he said shouldn't have triggered such a reaction from you. Of course sony didn't invent the first MMO but he's looking at this as a console base... Home is like an MMO dashboard for the ps3, this sounds like a possible mmo for the 360 dashboard. Thats how it's relative... not a game completely... just a social commute for the console.

UltimateIdiot9113003d ago

Thank you for understanding. So far, Sony insist on building a community and social network through Home by placing players in games with the common interest, in which Home's case would be the PS3. I enjoy Home and I see many other PS3 owners who do also.

The media and many gamers alike have deemed Home as a failure. Microsoft themselves recognize that a MMO for social networking on console is not a bad idea and there is profit to be earn. I applaud them for that.

TheDude2dot03003d ago

Yeah this is not like Runescape (gayest game ever), it's more like online poker.

Sez 3003d ago (Edited 3003d ago )

so because it's related to the dashboard. you automaticlly asume it's copying home right? or are you just making excuses to justify his coment? like i said sony wasn't the first to do a MMO. especailly on console. because phantasy star online- which is on the 360. you also have FFxI online. which is also on the 360/ps2/PC. and his comment had nothing to do with the dashboard excuse. i think you might want to reread both his comments.

and if you think i'm a fanboy. then yes i am. much like much of the people on this site. including the one you are trying to defend. the news has nothing to do with Home. so why bring it up. like i stated in my comment. again he would had been better say second life clone or sim's online or one of the other two i mentioned. but he didn't.

Edit: last time i checked. home was free and only deals with real money when you buy cloth,club house,house,furniture,ECT. again where in the article did it mention they was going to use real money to purchase item in this rumored MMO?

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Green Lantern23005d ago

lol you do know sims,second life was out before home right so MS is not copying Sony.

Sony Rep3005d ago

Sony was the first to do it on consoles and that's no easy undertaking.

By the time this comes out, Home will be light years ahead of the competition. Sorry. it is what it is

Sez 3004d ago

"By the time this comes out, Home will be light years ahead of the competition. Sorry. it is what it is". lmfao. are you serious. home can't even get out of the beta stage let alone be light years ahead of anything. by the time this comes out (IF the rumor is true) will have alot of thing home has and way more.

iDystopia3004d ago (Edited 3004d ago )

hahaha Sony Rep is such a little kid. He thinks Sony is doing something cutting-edge with Home when in reality it has been constantly slammed about how crap/boring it is. Sony is nowhere near number one in online.

Xbox Street Gang3004d ago (Edited 3004d ago )

If it was so crap, why is every major publisher supporting it? Why is it always packed with people? Why did EA just release two custom made game spaces for it?? Why is Capcom adding game rewards for Home? Why are movies like Star Trek hosting events and interviews?? Your logic is flawed like your brain cells....

xwabbit3004d ago (Edited 3004d ago )

lol u rlly dk what ur talking about huh, go to home right now, cus i am. I see a lot of people, so what r u talking about ? do u even own a ps3 and go to home ? If home is so bad y do it has over 50 publishers behind it ? have u even go to the new EA home space to make that statement >?