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Two Worlds to Be First Free MMO On 360

The upcoming Xbox 360/PC MMO Two Worlds is putting a lot on the table - you might say it's bringing the world, by bringing the proven formula of last year's The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to the oh-so-hot right now massively multiplayer online genre.

Although it's recently been delayed, Zuxxee Entertainment revealed to UK based Edge magazine that they won't be following the trend many MMOs such as World of Warcraft have created by offering up multiplayer action free of charge.

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Ban Me3638d ago (Edited 3638d ago )

Phantasy Star isnt free... you have to pay a subscription fee I belive.

Anyway, re: Two Worlds - That's great news for the 360 version as many people will argue they shouldnt have to pay any extra since they already pay for their Gold Membership.

I sit on the fence as I can also appreciate that the money goes towards a better gaming experience such as extra content and generally expanding the game world.

Either way it's shaping up to be an awesome game. Looking forward to more info on it as it develops.

FCOLitsjustagame3638d ago (Edited 3638d ago )

Perhaps they are loosly defining the term MMO. I mean it will be an Online RPG. Even a Multiplayer Online RPG. But if you can only quest with 8 other people I wouldnt say that it is Massively Multiplayer. Unless the delay is because they decided they could actually open that up.

In either case, it looks like it will be a fun game even if its not MMO...or especially if its not.

From the story "It’s very cool to see a developer more for the people, rather than for their wallets, and hopefully it will be a continuing trend on the current generation of consoles. "

Trust me, they are in it for their wallets. Its just they are taking a different angle.

Alymon3638d ago

They really need to get their terms straight. This game is not an MMO. MMO's involve 100s and 1000s of people playing in a persistent online world. Two Worlds is not a persistent online world. It's multiplayer component is just like the majority of multiplayer games out there.... quick servers hosted by the player where the world is created specifically for the game/room.

id dot entity3638d ago

Something like GuildWars? That sucks.

Rooted_Dust3638d ago

Think more like an 8-man Co-op game. There will be no massive gathering of players, just you and a few buddies.

eclipsegryph3638d ago

So it's just a standard multiplayer game. That's a hell of a lot better than those MMORPGs we've got running around.

NikV33638d ago (Edited 3637d ago )

untill ms starts charging you 20 ms points every ten steps you take. btw, thats a joke ms fanboys, please dont leave bad feedback. but on the serious note, game looks pretty cool, ill probly get it

lol, someone disagreed that ill get this game lmao, i love it

SuperSaiyan43638d ago

No where in the article does it state that the game is only 8 player online.
I am sure the developer would not mistake like that to say its an MMO then put in only 8 players.

What defines the minimum number of online players for it to be an MMO?

Huxley I believe is 500 players online at once from what I remember reading and this is an MMO.

FCOLitsjustagame3638d ago (Edited 3638d ago )

but all previous information was it was a limited online experience. But it did get delayed so maybe they upgraded.

from http://www.2-worlds.com/?l=...

• Offering a freedom of choice unseen in other Role Playing Games. The world literally comes to life as it immediately reacts to the player's actions and changes accordingly -offering new and exciting challenges.
• Strong, non-linear storyline. Players can shape their own story by choosing the path of conducting the main conflict and resolving meaningful side-quests.
• Spectacular and dynamically choreographed fights. The combat system combines intuitive steering, tactical challenges and movie-like visual experiences.
• Free and unlimited character development. Players can experiment with different careers and even reverse their former choices with the help of "career changers".
• Animals to be ridden on. Players can travel and fight on various animals from horses to tamed lizards and beasts.
• A choice of traps and snares are at the Player's disposal making the gameplay both rich and flexible.
• Huge variety of items to be found. Randomly generated pieces of equipment, thematic sets and combined items offer the space to experiment and satisfy the need to collect.
• Wide range of beautifully rendered terrains: from high mountains to seashores and deep caves with all of the locations featuring ultra sharp texturing and stunning design.
• Hyper-realistic tree physics and sophisticated weather system make the world come to life as has never been seen before.
• Advanced Artificial Intelligence that manages group behaviour of large virtual communities.
****• Up to 8 players in the multiplayer mode.
• Symphonic music to make the experience more emotional and memorable.
• Extensive usage of Pixel Shader 2.0 and 3.0, HDR, multiple materials and unique shadow engine to ensure the best visuals possible.
• Support of Multi CPUs and Multicore CPUs, SLI and CrossFire

Platforms
Two Worlds is being developed for the PC and Xbox 360 platforms. The game's complexity, dynamics and mechanisms have been designed to appeal to both markets and the steering takes advantage of mouse and game-pad features alike.

Alymon3638d ago

In the past previews they clearly stated 8 person multiplayer. I suggest searching IGN or other news sites for the exact article.

Further, beyond limitations on # of players at a time, it's not a persistant world. The world only exists for your room, your game.... your 30 minutes to how-ever-long one game session takes.

MMO's can be defined by the method in which games are hosted (on top of the shear volume of players in 1 world). They are hosted externally, independant of the players and they are hosted 24-7 in a permanent environment that (aside from server crashes and updates) never goes down.

Two Worlds (from everything the previews have said) is not a persistent world for multiplayer.

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