I’ve speculated for quite a while about Turbine’s next MMO, the MMO they’ve supposedly been working on. I won’t go into the history because I did that in another post around this time last year.
Recently we saw a mysterious button appear in the Tolkien MMO interface called the “Space Combat Panel”. This looked a lot like a quirky hint. Turbine doesn’t have a habit of throwing random things into their carefully lore-crafted game.
This last week I was browsing Glassdoor.com and noticed a reviewer of Turbine mention that Turbine has “fantasy/sci-fi” IPs. Well, they don’t have any sci-fi IP on record that I know of, technically speaking, unless you want to count the mechanical aspects of Eberron.
So what could be Turbine’s sci-fi IP, if the hints are solid enough add up to something? Warner Brothers has very recently announced an Odyssey-in-space movie project that they hope will turn into a future franchise.
That could be really interesting.
What else? Blade Runner is a bit short on space combat. Roswell doesn’t seem to lend itself well. The Wildstar MMO currently has the jump, thematically and storywise, on the lack of anyone else stepping up and making an MMO out of Firefly.
I feel confident that the American Wild West is a better mix with Sci-Fi than the Greeks, comparing to the Odyssey-in-space idea.
I don’t know, and it’s bedtime for the kitty. I’ve been hard at work in the last few weeks with my Web Design class and working on my new website, which I purchased the domain for last weekend.