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Bill Roper Departs Cryptic Studios

By Brian Leahy, Aug 18, 2010 12:20pm PDT

Former Flagship CEO and Blizzard Executive Bill Roper has left Cryptic Studios, where he served as design director and executive producer on...

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"He also worked on WoW. Meet him @ E3 before launch and got to really dig into what they were ..."

- daggot see all 49 comments

Rumor: Cryptic Prepping Neverwinter Nights MMO

By Chris Faylor, Jun 09, 2009 10:11am PDT

Champions Online and Star Trek Online developer Cryptic is said to be working on an Neverwinter Nights MMO, according to the sources of Variety's...

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"They have 3 large teams doing each game, it's not like it's the same guys doing all 3. Plenty ..."

- dhvyse see all 52 comments

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...

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"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...

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

- YummiGummi see all 19 comments

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...

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

- byorn see all 36 comments

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...

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

- radio_babylon see all 50 comments

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...

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

- cell9song see all 22 comments

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...

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

- thundergod79 see all 16 comments

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...

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"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....

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

- cerealSAM2 see all 23 comments

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...

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

- Sturm08 see all 9 comments

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...

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

- TrickSh0t see all 16 comments

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'...

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

- dozerking see all 14 comments

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...

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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...

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

- ArB see all 16 comments