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Posted: Jun 17th 2008 7:51PM (Unverified) said

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Who would expect a Harry Potter MMO to be geared towards an older audience?

I like Disney animated movies, but I'd never expect games based on them to be targeted at adults.

Posted: Jun 17th 2008 9:27PM (Unverified) said

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Harry Potter has mostly a PG-13 rating. I would assume the MMO will be able to pull off a T rating and end up fun for adults; same as the books and movies did.

Posted: Jun 18th 2008 10:12PM (Unverified) said

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Depends on what you mean by "shopped".

Various established MMO entities have been interested for a long time, yes. But Ms. Rowling is a well known "control freak" - her desire to completely control any future MMO property is as large as her desire to control the films and the future theme park (Disney wanted it but was refused, as Ms. Rowling did not want to give the Imagineers any creative control over the park, for example).

I would imagine Turbine would stand a decent chance at it, based on how well they adhered to the IP with LoTRO. As well, EA Mythic might stand a chance, based on EA's prior relationship with the console games and such - but EA has no MMO experience except what they've recently purchased via Mythic.

I cannot see Sony or Blizzard standing a chance at getting that property.

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