In a recent interview with Boomtown
, Bill Roper spoke his mind on everything from Hellgate: London
hate to Champions Online's
launch and future. In fact, the man spoke quite candidly on all topics, particularly that of Cryptic's
missteps with their second superhero MMO as well as their successes.
Of particular note, there's a mention of how Champions Online
will handle DC Universe Online's
2010 launch given that the superhero MMO market hasn't really expanded of late. Curiously, Roper says he feels that the Xbox 360 version will help to vastly expand Champions'
user base. There's a chance Cryptic could be pushing to get into the console market by or before SOE
releases their superhero MMO. Although given the headaches Cryptic has expressed
at getting an MMO on Microsoft's console, we get the feeling much of the developer's focus is presently on Star Trek Online
and continued live game support.