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Posted: Feb 11th 2008 1:26PM (Unverified) said

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WOW! That's huge news. Cryptic really got screwed on this. First they sell off the CoX IP to NCsoft (good news for CoX) in what one would think an effort to focus all they had on the Marvel MMO. Then BOOM! Hope this doesn't force them to close shop.

Posted: Feb 11th 2008 1:56PM (Unverified) said

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I love the spin. No, no of course there wasn't anything wrong with the development. They just decided to stop. Uh, for no reason.

I seriously doubt that CoX is that dominant. Sure, it's the most popular super hero type MMO out there...since it's the only super hero MMO. I mean, I can remember ONE super hero game franchise video game and that was a single player game from years ago. Could they not find one decent way to innovate? At all? That's it, the entire industry is good for only one super hero game even with Marvel IP at it's back?

Wow. That's just sad. I didn't care about a Marvel MMO; I just think the almost total lack of treatment using the super hero genre is absolutely appalling.

Posted: Feb 11th 2008 2:08PM (Unverified) said

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I don't think CoX is such a dominant force that there couldn't be another superhero MMO, but one would really have to break the mold to make a better superhero MMO.

Though, I think people underestimate CoX's staying power. This last weekend, there more more concurrent players logged into the game than ever before. Even more than at launch. Two servers reached max capacity.

Posted: Feb 11th 2008 2:21PM (Unverified) said

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Yep. Lemmo is right. Having been a long time CoX Player (since beta), I haven't seen it this busy in some time. Sure, it was Double XP weekend, but that just means there are that many players out there willing to support the game.

However, I also think there's room for others in the genre. Just look at how many fantasy based MMOs there are. It's sad to see the demise of the Marvel MMO. No offense to the Microsoft fanboys out there, but that was a lame excuse they gave in canning this. Microsoft has been kind of on the ropes of late. I'm talking primarily about things associated with Vista, Games for Windows branding, and Live for the PC.

The DC MMO may also be vaporware.

Posted: Feb 11th 2008 7:51PM (Unverified) said

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The main reason for terminating the project, was the fact that the MMO market is too competitive, and a sufficient profit could not be made from the traditional subscription-based model the game followed. huh yeah Microsoft can not Handel a competitive market they like to buy up the ones that stand in there way! :D

But how is this a competitive MMO market, so far I known this was the only MMO for xbox360 planned :D

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