Gods & Heroes MMO Revived by Heatwave

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After being put on "indefinite hold" by defunct developer Perpetual in October 2007, mythological MMO Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising has now been resurrected.

Heatwave Interactive today announced that it has acquired the intellectual property rights to Gods & Heroes along with all game assets, including the two game engines Perpetual had created for Gods & Heroes and Star Trek Online. Shortly after halting work on Gods & Heroes, Perpetual shut down and the Star Trek Online rights went to Cryptic.

Also acquired was a license for the "online game publishing technology" PlayGrid Platform, with PlayGrid having been co-founded by Pepertual veteran Chris McKibbin.

No timeframe for the revived Gods & Heroes was provided, with McKibbin noting that "we at PlayGrid are thrilled to see Rome rise again with the Heatwave team." Thus far, Heatwave has released the iPhone App iSamJackson, and plans to launch its musician life simulator Platinum Life on "social networks and the web" in March 2010. A massively multiplayer game based on Platinum Life is currently in development as well.

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    February 22, 2010 9:13 AM

    I like the setting, but I don't see me trying another MMO unless its from Blizzard. Too unstable in its existence, quality, value.

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      February 22, 2010 9:23 AM

      I get the sentiment but that's a grossly limited list you have there.

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        February 22, 2010 9:37 AM

        Well most things go down to "existence". Laggy servers, no content and so on always results in loss of players, and I only trust Blizzard with getting this stuff right after all these games bombing.

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