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Launching Your Worst Nightmare

Launching Your Worst Nightmare is an article on CG Online looking at two launches of massively multiplayer online games, World War II Online and Anarchy Online. Both of these games have been buggy since launch and are now both quickly losing subscribers. It includes quotes from the developers, and looks at the launch period of the original mmorpgs, EverQuest and Ultima Online before moving forward looking at the upcoming MMORPGs such as Asheron's Call 2, Dark Age of Camelot and Planetside. Thanks Blues News.

Sony has several massively multiplayer games in the works, including Shadows of Luclin, the first person shooter PlanetSide, the real-time strategy game Sovereign, and one of the most anticipated games of 2002, Star Wars Galaxies. Though he doesn't promise completely trouble-free launches of their upcoming titles, McQuaid seems confident that their experience with EverQuest will help them avoid making the same mistakes. "We've done this before and have a pretty good idea what's involved, how it scales, and already have a solid infrastructure and network topology, so our chances are pretty good."