CrimeCraft Not an MMO?
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 theyre 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 arent scary. As soon as you say Warcraft to a shooter fan its like Aaah! and they dont want any part of that.
So if its 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, its the only thing that really fits our game.
Check out the rest of this great GDC interview over at MTV Multi-player Blogs!