Fury - Interview #2 @ Ten Ton Hammer
Ten Ton Hammer has posted the second part of their interview with Auran CEO Tony Hilliam, discussing Fury at GDC:
Micajah: From what I could see, Auran has two distinct sides: the MMO/strategic side which focuses on combining the best ability sets to make an efficient PvP combatant and the actual arena PvP side, where quick thinking and fast action will rule the day. Do you think that blending these two areas will cause typical MMO players to shy away from Fury? What about the twitch gamers…will they be able to adapt to the MMO side of things?
Tony: We believe that many MMO gamers are looking for something new. They’ve killed their 7 millionth Giant Purple Boar and they’re looking for new challenges. The gameplay aspects of multi-player FPS have stood the test of time and this is why we’ve incorporated these aspects in to Fury. There are an awful lot of people who are happy running around killing the other guys and trying to prove their superior skills. We feel that with Fury, many of them will be MMO’ers and many will be FPS’ers. In our play tests to date, we haven’t noticed one type of player having a real advantage, so perhaps we’ve found the perfect mix.