Cryptic Studios News


Champions Online Hitting Xbox 360 Later This Year, Star Trek Online Due by April 2010

By Chris Faylor, May 29, 2009 8:45am PDT

New details on the projects being handled by City of Heroes veterans Cryptic Studios emerged out of studio owner and publisher Atari today via...


"Depends on what I'd get out of it whether I'd join your ship. "

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Champions Online Testers Poached From Rival

By Chris Faylor, Mar 20, 2009 9:07am PDT

Cryptic Studios has confirmed that it recruited players for the now-underway Champions Online closed beta from super-powered rival City of Heroes...


"I love how developers cater to consoles with a PC market game. I have a bad feeling about this ..."

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Atari Owner Buys City of Heroes Dev. Cryptic Studios

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 09, 2008 3:48am PST

MMORPG developer Cryptic Studios has been acquired by Atari parent company Infogrames, the companies have revealed. The announcement specified...


"It would make an interesting Shack Report to plot the crazy history of ..."

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Bill Roper Joins Cryptic Studios

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 03, 2008 4:29am PST

Following the failure of Flagship Studios and Hellgate: London, former Blizzard Entertainment director Bill Roper has joined Cryptic Studios, the...


"it is my understanding that his contributions to the diablo games are... lets just say not as ..."

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Star Trek Online Now Due on Consoles, PC

By Chris Faylor, Jul 28, 2008 7:36am PDT

Months after Perpetual Entertainment ceased its work on Star Trek Online, City of Heroes developer Cryptic Studios has confirmed the rumors that it...


"Neocron was a decent cyberpunk MMOG, if you could put up with the horrific graphics."

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City of Heroes Devs Announce Champions Online

By Nick Breckon, Feb 20, 2008 1:49pm PST

Cryptic Studios, developer of the superhero MMO City of Heroes, have today announced their next project: Champions Online, a self-published...


"It may be semantics as Porkasaurus says below...but as far as "street cred" goes....at least ..."

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Cryptic Prepping Superhero MMO for PC, Consoles; New Red Faction, Aliens Games Named

By Chris Faylor, Feb 14, 2008 8:15am PST

With Marvel Universe Online (PC, X360) officially canceled and the studio no longer involved with City of Heroes (PC), the latest effort from...


"I'm a TOTAL FAN of the ALIEN movies (esp. Aliens). And I think AvP and AvP2 did a fine job of ..."

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Confirmed: Marvel Universe Online Canceled

By Chris Faylor, Feb 11, 2008 8:33am PST

Ending months of speculation, Microsoft Game Studios VP Shane Kim has confirmed that Marvel Universe Online is no longer in development....


"I can't imagine that Microsoft wouldn't allow a subscription based game on the 360."

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Rumor: Star Trek Online Team Laid Off

By Nick Breckon, Jan 17, 2008 3:36pm PST

Following the cancellation of Star Trek Online, reports are coming in that members of the P2 Entertainment development team have today been laid...


"I think it has little to do with the quality of the design (which nobody has played) and a lot ..."

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Rumor: Cryptic Studios Picking Up Star Trek MMO

By Aaron Linde, Jan 15, 2008 2:45pm PST

Cryptic Studios, developers of the successful MMORPG series City of Heroes (PC), confirmed that the company has been interviewing employees of P2...


"Am I the only one who thinks CCP should be handling a Star Trek MMO? Look at what they've ..."

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More on Marvel Universe Online Troubles

By Chris Faylor, Nov 15, 2007 10:01am PST

Speaking with 1up, an anonymous source has detailed some of the issues that are supposedly leading to the rumored cancellation of Cryptic Studios'...


"I didn't think this was a "big" title that many were looking forward too though, as Shane B ..."

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City of Heroes Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 09, 2007 7:10am PST

City of Heroes Sold on WarCry offers an interview with NCSoft's Brian Clayton, who is asked about the decision to buy out Cryptic Studios' part of...


NCsoft Acquires City of Heroes IP, Opens New Studio, Plans 'Major Reinvestment' in City of Heroes

By Chris Faylor, Nov 06, 2007 1:23pm PST

MMO publisher NCsoft has obtained complete ownership of the City of Heroes intellectual property for an undisclosed sum and is opening a new...


"Oh yes, the lab. I like the controls, player customization and the powers you get in the ..."

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Boxed Up Briefs

By Chris Remo, Jun 15, 2007 6:23pm PDT

Good lord, I saw some great stuff this week that I can't discuss yet. I know that's a fairly worthless thing to say, but considering all I've done...


"And a lot of wrist straps not being used so the 3 out of the 12 that are retarded end up ..."

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Cryptic Animation Tool Released

By Chris Faylor, May 11, 2007 7:54am PDT

Independent developer Cryptic Studios, the company behind MMOs such as City of Heroes (PC) and the upcoming Marvel Universe Online (X360, PC), has...


"the student version (obviously only for those who are eligible) should be like 100 or 200 ..."

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