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 ÂMMOÂ would scare away shooter fans, the gamers theyÂre looking to get. ÂWe just want to make sure we classify our game properly,Â he said. ÂWe want to get the people that play ÂCall of Duty,Â ÂHaloÂ and ÂSaints Row.Â We want to bring them in first, and say ÂHey look! MMOs arenÂt scary.Â As soon as you say ÂWarcraftÂ to a shooter fan itÂs like ÂAaah!Â and they donÂt want any part of that.Â
So if itÂs not an MMO, what is it? McEnerney told me that Vogster came up with a new term: PWNS, which stands for Âpersistent world next-gen shooter.Â He added, ÂOther than just being a clever acronym, itÂs the only thing that really fits our game.Â
Check out the rest of this great GDC interview over at MTV Multi-player Blogs!