For those of you looking for a true blend between an MMOG and a first person shooter, you may have received your wish in the form of the upcoming MMOFPS, Huxley. Developed by Webzen (famous for...
For those of you looking for a true blend between an MMOG and a first person shooter, you may have received your wish in the form of the upcoming MMOFPS, Huxley. Developed by Webzen (famous for making the perenially popular MU Online), Huxley takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where human beings have mutated and are divided into two opposing races, Sapiens and Alternative. At the center of the battle for survival is Lunarites, a promising new energy source that both sides seek to obtain. Forced to battle against one another for the continuance of each race, Sapiens and Alternatives are willing to do whatever it takes to wipe out the conflicting race and gain control of the world and its resources.
With this conflict in mind, players choose between one of the two races (Sapiens or Alternatives) and create a customizable character avatar to use in the game. Once a character has been created, they can then go into the world and interact with their compatriots at certain "social hubs" that are typically centralized cities of the race in question. In these cities, players choose to group with characters and enter a PvE or PvP arena.
While the game may sound like an FPS, there are dozens of elements that make it an MMOG. These features include levels (where the cap will be set at 50), skills, unique armors, and various rarities of weapons. Quests and licenses are also available, and you can shop, trade, join a clan, and group together with your friends. Players can also hire NPCs to join in a group and help fight missions.
Huxley is scheduled to launch on the PC in the 4th Quarter of 2009. An Xbox 360 version is scheduled to be released 6 months after the PC version.