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Posted 29 July 2008 - 03:25 PM

Shane Kim Talks 360 MMO Washouts
Posted by XanTium | July 29 10:25 EST | News Category: Xbox360
From edge-online.com:

True Fantasy Live Online. Marvel Universe Online. They're two formerly high-profile games that were to be big MMOs on Xbox platforms, but they never came to fruition.

Shane Kim, former general manager of Microsoft Game Studios who's now a corporate VP, told Edge, "I'll admit MGS has not had success in the MMO space, and that happened under my leadership, so I take full responsibility. It's a tough and challenging space that's evolving all the time - a lot of shifting sands. We haven't been able to crack the code."
Kim added, "Game development is hard enough as it is - in the MMO space you're talking an even bigger investment, basically double. So it does add that layer of complexity - we just haven't found that right mix.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:34 PM

Yeah, what ever happened to Huxley, the MMOFPS that was coming out on the 360?

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 09:51 PM

Very true but I'm not quite ready to discount them. With APB looming (the first MMO I've really been interested in) and the possible KOTOR MMO from Bioware there could be some potential. Now that being said I would much rather see KOTOR 3 but there could be a lot of potential here.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 01:37 AM

Thank you Shane Kim, for showing us a sign of intelligent life over at Microsoft (no offense against Peter Moore). I'm sick of hearing Don Mattrick ramble on about how good the 360 is without any real reason too. I agree that MMOs have been seriously lacking on the 360 and this was probably brought up because of Sony's announcement of MAG, but at least Shane Kim admited that there is a problem.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:43 AM

I was waiting for True Fantasy Live Online too. That shit looked sweet.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:48 AM

World of Warcraft is still just too good to be unseated by anything.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:28 PM

QUOTE(trentdadi @ Jul 30 2008, 08:24 AM) View Post

World of Warcraft is still just too good to be unseated by anything.

Agreed. maybe they will run an ad soon like the one for the iPhone 3G.

Introducing the first MMO to be better than World of Warcraft.......

World of Warcraft 2


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