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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 10:41AM aurickle said

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This article is misleading. There Project Offset game and Offset engine are two different things.

Red 5 was never involved with Project Offset. That was S2 Games, which was later bought out by Intel. Red 5 licensed the Offset engine, but had no other connection with the Project Offset game.

The fact that Project Offset (the game) has been cancelled does not affect Red 5. They still retain the license to use the engine itself, which they have heavily modified. That modification was to be expected, by the way, since the Offset engine was developed for a first-person shooter while Red 5 is working on an MMO.

Red 5 has never announced any details concerning their game beyond the fact that it's an MMO. The fact that it's using the Offset engine means that it should be visually stunning but also very demanding on your system. In fact, unless they've HUGELY modified the engine the game will only run on 64-bit operating systems. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though, since the game is still at least two years away and by that time most machines will probably be 64-bit.

Posted: Jul 8th 2010 2:10PM (Unverified) said

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@aurickle: Yeah that was VERY misleading... I was sitting here thinking, "have I missed something ? Was it red five studios working on project offset ? Wasn't that a fantasy FPS, not a MMO ?"

This article needs to be rewritten...

@Innocente: If you're right, will that be bad for the game ? It sure sounds bad... :/ I've checked for news on this MMO since it's announcement, but I didn't know it would use the Project Offset Engine... That engine is awesome ! Now I really hope this game comes out (good too) But I can see some problems with the extremely good graphics and physics the engine uses.....
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Posted: Jul 8th 2010 12:27PM Innocentte said

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Ummh, time to wake up MMORPG editors.

They did not get an '...infusion of cash...' as in additional investor support.

They SOLD the company to the Chinese.

"...in exchange for a majority stake in their company."

That is what 'majority stake' means; they no longer own it.

Posted: Jul 8th 2010 2:40PM Aquaryon said

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So the real question is.... Red Five standing by?

Posted: Jul 8th 2010 4:28PM aurickle said

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Closer, but still not quite right. Red 5's MMO was never something that Intel was going to be using to showcase the Larrabee processors. That was Project Offset.

Red 5's ONLY connection to Intel is and has ever been the use of the Offset engine.

It's really no different from all the different games that license the Unreal engine. That doesn't mean that these developers are subsidiaries of Epic Games or related to that company in any other way. Epic could close their doors tomorrow and those other games would continue in their development. The other studios simply pay money for use of the game engine. That's all that Red 5 is doing with Offset.

Posted: Jul 8th 2010 7:20PM (Unverified) said

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This article is a joke.

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