At a panel session at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, Bungie network engineer David Aldridge confirmed to attendees that the developer's next title is a "massively multiplayer action game."
Hmm, I'm actually glad bungie's moving away from their FPS-centric career. This could be pretty awesome if they get it right.
MMO? So basically it will fail?
Fail? Not the slightest. I have full confidence in Bungie. I can't wait now. Glad they are straying away from Halo and making something different. Here's to hoping we all have a good game to play very soon.
ok forget about the game itself, but dont you think Activision had some influence on this decision? I mean mmo means a montly charge, thats exactly what activision wants. Also, expect an MMO of call of duty as well.
Yeah since Bungie can't go wrong (ONI). I see them running back to Halo very soon. MMO on consoles will NEVER work. Not on larger scale. Just imagine on 360 paying for xbl and some MMO project.
MMO = not good news and to add insult to injury activision is in this so i wonder if they'll charge a 100$ a month for a laggy servers ((if there is any)) lol and then shut them down after few months
The outcry when people here found out about DCUO having a subscription fee says that this Bungie game is going to piss some people off... Or they'll all of a sudden love paying $13.00 a month.
@Too Pawned - both FF14 and PSU only required silver membership to XBL. Any MMO that comes to the platform will NOT require a Gold Membership ontop of a sub.
@Washington-Capitals yea, maybe they're doing that COD MMO, but i thought that was supposed to be from another developer
Hmmm...will it be on consoles? Bungie is not really Bungie since most of the key people are now with 343 Studios. So basically Activision made a deal with just a company "named" Bungie. The real bungie is now at 343 Studios.
Activision has a lot of leverage with ms. They could easily force a silver membership. Or screw ms over with ps3 dlc exclusives with cod. But a bungie mmo will never work. It would be severely hardware limited and consolized. Pc gamers are not easily fooled when it comes to mmos. I know bungie is a quality developer but its always been my opinion that they are a one hit wonder.
Not necessarily a fail, but its a tough egg for any developer to push a MMO out there and make it right so it lasts. Most MMOs are hollow and empty. Action MMOs are typically left with social areas and action areas. Something about this doesn't work in alot of games. I wonder if Bungie will try to innovate.
I think it was mentioned somewhere that it will be a shooter mmo.
IF that is true then tthey are probably going to do a less serious MAG.(MAG is a MMO go look at the genre it is in)
Planet Fall Neo?
I'm interested to see what direction Bungie are going to take this. It sounds interesting so far, hope to hear more by E3. I'll bet Activision is pleased with this though. They would love another MMO besides wow to be successful, after all they mean monthly paychecks. I read that wow makes enough in one month to cover an entire year of operating cost.
next game is a MMO huh? Well, I've lost all interest in this Activision project now.
You'd think developers would learn that the quickest route to bankruptcy is to produce a MMO.
No 360 version confirmed then
360 has MMO's, google search phantasy star universe
And they're getting a zombie MMO from developer Undead Labs.
ya, i don't see how this is good news by any stretch of the imagination
oh god.. blah
Cannot WAIT to see how this turns out.
I'm going to be extremely disappointed if there is a monthly fee. It's Activision, so uh, disappointment is inevitable.
Bleh. I have the attention span of....well not quite a fly....but maybe an aardvark. I can only ever stick with MMO's for a couple weeks. Got really into WoW for about three weeks, but then I got sick of it and moved on. Who knows though maybe bungie will finally make the MMO that will hook me for the long term. PS: And with Activision at the helm I'm not expecting it to be very good and I bet it'll be nickel and dimed, I'm not expecting to get any breaks when it comes to a monthly fee or in-game micro transactions.
this is all activision trying to milk the bungie name by doing this genre............... its going to flop
Guarantee there will be a monthly fee then. I can see Kotick rubbing his grubby fingers together right now saying "Excellent" in a Mr Burns voice. If thats indeed the case gamers should should revolt en masse.
if theres one company who can do right by console mmo its Bungie, they have experience with consoles and created a massive multiplayer community over the years. its devs like these that take risks and break the envelope. (although as of yet, its unclear of the mmos platforms) aren't you guys tired of the same old formulas?
Bungie have no experience with the PS3, so part of your argument is moot right out of the gate. I won't buy a MMO let alone pay monthly fees to play it - just not worth it to me. Shame that Bungie decided to go the MMO route.
making an FPS is nothing like making an MMO, nor is it anything new so I fail to see your logic.
Activision.... lol. They think they can turn some Halo/CoD/MAG hybrid into a subscription cashcow like WoW. I wonder if they actually hire anyone, at an executive level, who understands how gamers think, or who can analyze the market in a realistic manner. Or are they just business robots with no clue, believing that the games industry is a clone of the toy industry?
a MMO so PC is a certain bet,what about the hd consoles? PS3/360 mostly interest in whether it will come on the ps3 or not lol.
or what about the next gen console(s)? could be it brah
FFS Activision is JUST THE PUBLISHER...why can people NOT get this through their thick skulls. They have no control over ANYTHING bungie does.
The money has no control over development... riiight. I think you misunderstand the way the games industry, and all money-fronting industries like it, work. A publisher has complete control if they choose. The question is, will Activision choose to exercise that control, or allow Bungie to have creative freedom? History tells us that Activision will want control.
Partner publishing is rarely a 100% funding arrangement and I'm sure Bungie has a contract killer they can invoke to get out of any shenanigans. Activisin is probably obligated to provide limited promotional and system programmer/technology support and publication in exchange for a fixed share of the revenues with some minimum value to protect against the new IP being a flop. Bungie is probably not hurting for cash right now. They just sold 11 million units of Reach and until recently had some additional money coming in from selling Halo Reach storage space. It's a 10 year publishing agrement on one IP. You really don't get a lot of control from that. If Activision feels the need to walk then Bungie just shrugs and renames it to a different IP, and finds another publisher.
Ouch.Not expecting that one.I'm unsure of how this will turn out.If bungie had announced a third or first person shooter,I would have been excited.MMO is not my genre so I'm not sure about this.
"Action MMO" says "MAG clone" to me, but with Halo or CoD flavor, and a subscription fee.
Bungie has done RTS before too. They aren't just FPS oriented. They could do a "dungeon crawl" based TPS with a lot of exploration, or just about anything else. Probably all you can be sure of is some form of teaming up online.
Not interested at all
^ i agree... MMO clearly belongs to PC gamers.
Oh ok so they left microsoft and Halo behind to do this -_- mmhmm yup real intelligent
I would be more interested if it didn't have ties to Activision.
My favorite developer signs a 10 year deal with my least favorite publisher and makes a game in my least favorite genre. http://www.youtube.com/watc... That's close to how I feel
WELL NEVER EVER buy an mmo game
If acti. makes it a monthly payment thing(I can see them doing that), it will probably flop
They say that Halo is to be left alone, but i bet this game will be called 'Halo World', or something just as uninteresting....
Activision can suck it, they'll overcharge for the game.
I love how you people are judging the game before any details have been even announced for it. Guys have some faith, Bungie has a stellar reputation. Granted their main franchise is Halo, but it doesn't mean they are not capable of handling something different.
"We're gonna keep making kick ass games on our own terms," - Bungie http://www.bungie.net/news/... Just for clarification, Bungie is just using Activision to pay and distribute their new IP.
You know I thought Codename Titan was a Blizzard project only, but in light of this news I could see where they would play big brother to Bungie and show them the MMO ropes. Still I would love to see Blizzard try their hand at console development.
you cant expect these guys to keep making halo till they die. Devs get burned out when the projects are too similar. Look at blizzard dev team: they always change things up to stay fresh. I think its a good move for bungie. I doubt they can only make good FPS, and would automatically suck at other genres. These guys will probably deliver...
Lame. MMOs aren't really that big on consoles. Let's not forget Activision is the publisher. Monthly subscription + over priced DLC/expansions here we come. Ew. T_T R.I.P Bungie (It was nice knowing you.) Edit: Maybe PS3/PC users might pay the subscription. (Doubt it.) Xbox 360 gamers already pay $60/year for XBL. Are XBL players really gonna pay another $15/month for this MMO? (Once again highly unlikely.)
as long as it is good and with no subscription fee it should be fun.
I have a strong feeling this MMO will be on the next generation of consoles. This gen is coming to an end and by the time Bungie is ready to release, im sure the next gen will be nearly underway. I highly doubt they would take this huge risk and push out an MMO at the end of this gen's cycle, that really doesnt make any sense. But it would be huge to have this be a launch title for the next gen! I just hope that along with this and the MMO from Undead Labs, that Microsoft figures out a decent MMO and subscription process.
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