Lineage Creator Using CryEngine 2 for Next MMO

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XMLGames, the company founded by former NCSoft executive and Lineage designer Jake Song, has licensed Crytek's CryEngine 2 for use in its new MMORPG. Song sung the engine's praises in a release today, highlighting the reasons behind the choice.

"We previously had a lot of success using their ground breaking CryENGINE 1 technology while at NCSoft for AION," explained Song. "After seeing what it could do in the early previews of Crysis, we just knew we wanted to continue to work with their great new tools and engine.

"Not only are the graphics unquestionably the best available," he continued, "but the unprecedented ability it offers to physically interact with the environment will allow us to create entirely new modes of gameplay which up to now we could only dream of implementing."

An MMORPG with advanced physics? Griefers take note.

From The Chatty

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    August 20, 2007 9:48 AM

    Note to Lineage Creator: Please don't make your CryEngine 2 game a point-and-click grind fest. And if you are going to make it another point-and-click grind fest, at least add something new like Sword of the New World did (three characters to control at the same time).

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      August 20, 2007 10:02 AM

      I'm pretty sure they'll pay attention to changing a formula that has failed them so badly thus far

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        August 20, 2007 12:30 PM

        failed them? they (the Lineages, that is) have a huge fan base in Korea

        it has failed them HERE, and for good reason, but so far they have rather stubbornly stuck to the original formula ;)

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          August 20, 2007 12:45 PM

          Think your sarcasm detector is busted there yuried

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            August 21, 2007 12:51 AM

            I took that into consideration - and wrote my reply anyway ;)

            however, I don't think they can keep their formula unchanged for longer - even Asian MMOs started to add more than simple level/item grind for game content... and if they want to extend their player base, they absolutely need to change, a lot