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Posted: Mar 31st 2009 10:53AM Nadril said

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It sounds like the Unreal Engine 3 editor, but for MMOs.

Really great news if it means that more MMOs are going to be made, and hopefully they will have the tools to make them faster as well.

Posted: Mar 31st 2009 11:34AM (Unverified) said

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Now is Simutronics would release their game I would be happy!

Posted: Mar 31st 2009 11:42AM (Unverified) said

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Watched the videos on their site, and really seems quite impressive. I'd love to see what they offer in terms of demos or single-licenses for students. Even if it's a beefed-down version of the software, it'd be amazing for independent developers looking to get their indy foot in the door...

Posted: Mar 31st 2009 12:08PM (Unverified) said

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Maybe with this we can cut down the time it takes from announcement to playing. It kind of sucks having a game announced 7 years before its actually out.

Posted: Mar 31st 2009 1:24PM Valentina said

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I believe Simutronics & BioWare said it cuts development time in half, in most cases. The engine is incredible, and everything it produces is gorgeous.

I would love to see Hero's Journey released sometime, they said they are still working on it but moved most of their team to the HeroEngine, and only left a small team on the game.

Posted: Mar 31st 2009 2:17PM HadesLotD said

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I wonder what the hardware specs are going to be to run games on this engine.

Posted: Mar 31st 2009 9:00PM (Unverified) said

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The really impressive thing about this engine is that it's suitable for single shard MMORPGs ... I really hope one of their licensees uses that, the multiple server fragmented player base MMORPG model is antiquated.

Posted: Apr 1st 2009 2:38AM Russell Clarke said

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I didn't see any 'great idea creator' module, and conspicuous in its absence was the 'anti-sucky game concept' generator.

While it's nice to see ideas coming to MMO development that have been around for a loooooooooong time in mainstream software development, they won't make great games.

And more MMOs on the market isn't necessarily a good thing. It will just be possible to develop piss-poor ideas into a game with shorter time to market. And because of less financial risk, the 'shit idea filter' will simply have bigger holes.

McDonalds, anyone?

Posted: May 2nd 2009 12:44AM (Unverified) said

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with technology getting better and better, people will be making mmorpgs at home lol.

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