Posted Wed, Apr 01, 2009 by Savanja
CrimeCraft is undoubtedly a unique concept for an MMOG, but Matt McEnerney from Vogster Entertainment tells MTV's Multiplayer Tracey John that it just isn't an MMO and that is not what they will be calling it. So then...what is it?
McEnerney thought that the term “MMO” would scare away shooter fans, the gamers they’re looking to get. “We just want to make sure we classify our game properly,” he said. “We want to get the people that play ‘Call of Duty,’ ‘Halo‘ and ‘Saints Row.’ We want to bring them in first, and say ‘Hey look! MMOs aren’t scary.’ As soon as you say ‘Warcraft’ to a shooter fan it’s like ‘Aaah!’ and they don’t want any part of that.”
So if it’s not an MMO, what is it? McEnerney told me that Vogster came up with a new term: PWNS, which stands for “persistent world next-gen shooter.” He added, “Other than just being a clever acronym, it’s the only thing that really fits our game.”
Check out the rest of this great GDC interview over at MTV Multi-player Blogs!