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March 26th, 2008, 22:24
Shacknews reports that Strauss Zelnick mentioned Bioshock & Civilisation MMOs as "potential untapped opportunities".
Following the release and strong sales performance of 2K Boston and 2K Australia's story-driven underwater shooter BioShock (PC, X360) last summer, Zelnick noted Take-Two's intent to transform BioShock into an ongoing franchise.
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March 26th, 2008, 22:24
Let's just hope they stay untapped…

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I can't really see how Civ could be an MMO and I'm unsure how Rapture would feel full of heroes - they could do a prequel setting I guess. Although a massive Rapture could be interesting to explore.
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March 26th, 2008, 23:33
I think that people nowadays are going crazy and want to turn every game into a MMO that sold a few copies. Bioshock was a nice action game and quite successful, but I seriously doubt that this alone qualifies Rapture as a setting for a MMO. I'm not saying that it's impossible, but somehow the idea seems utterly strange to me.

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Too many people like Bioshock, so they will produce games until everyone hates the whole franchise!

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I said four years ago when the MMORPG fad was starting to get out of control that I was going to laugh my ass off when most of them failed miserably and that is exactly what has happened except for a tiny handful of huge successes. A civilization MMO? Bioshock MMO? Jesus Christ you've got to be kidding me. Go ahead and try it. That will be entertaining to watch.
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March 27th, 2008, 19:02
There allready is atleast an unofficial system shock mmog. Has been for quite many years. It plays similary (atleast the demo I tried) to ss2 excluding all story elements naturally.
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March 27th, 2008, 21:12
Originally Posted by doctor_kaz View Post
I said four years ago when the MMORPG fad was starting to get out of control that I was going to laugh my ass off when most of them failed miserably and that is exactly what has happened except for a tiny handful of huge successes. A civilization MMO? Bioshock MMO? Jesus Christ you've got to be kidding me. Go ahead and try it. That will be entertaining to watch.
I completely agree.

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Originally Posted by txa1265 View Post
Too many people like Bioshock, so they will produce games until everyone hates the whole franchise!
This is exactly what I'd expect from EA.

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