What's Going On Behind
Red 5 Studio's Closed Doors?
The last few years have been full of promise for the future of
massively multiplayer online games. For those that were interested in
the MMORPG marketplace, it seemed like every other month featured the
announcement of a new studio jumping into the marketplace. One of the
most exciting of the unveiled studios during this time period was Red 5
Studios, and the studio has continued to make headlines throughout 2006
and 2007. But 2008 has yet to field any interview with the Red 5 team.
To break the silence, the Ten Ton Hammer staff members caught up with
Red 5's president and CEO, Mark Kern, to find out what's been happening
with the studio. However, that's not just all we talked about and Kern
even dropped a few hints about the upcoming game! Read on to find out
Kern: I know people are just waiting for something
new and fresh...keep
the faith. MMOs are about to get a lot cooler, not just from us, but
from everyone's need to evolve and make the most out of online games in
new ways. We kind of hit a furrow after WoW shipped and stunned
everyone. There was a scramble just to understand what had happened and
why it succeeded, and the generation of games that followed were
largely mimicry and clones. That's about to change!