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Imagine an MMORPG

It's easy if you try: CDV Software Entertainment (thanks Frans) announces a collaboration to bring Enlight's MMORPG Imagine to North America and Europe as early as Q1 2007. The partnership will also develop another MMOG specifically for the western market for release in 2008. There isn't much about either game, though, as the announcement sticks to business, focusing on trend spotting and return on investment:

As part of its two-stage market entry strategy, CDV will initially adapt Enlight’s role playing game Imagine, which is to be published in China in July this year, to Western markets, license it and from the first quarter of 2007 market and distribute it exclusively in Europe and the USA.

Parallel to this, in a second step, CDV and Enlight will develop a further high-end (Triple A) MMOG, in which the experience from the first project will be used. Publication for this product specially planned for the Western market is scheduled for 2008. It will be exclusively marketed and distributed in Europe and the USA under the CDV label.

The cooperation with Enlight allows CDV AG to access an existing, high-performance mechanism for MMOGs and the extensive experience of Enlight in operating MMOGs. As a result, the cost structure can be well calculated and the risk-return ratio is excellent.

Christoph Syring, Chairman of the CDV AG Management Board, “We have been observing the market for online games for some time and are pleased that the time for the long-awaited breakthrough has come. With the cooperation with our experienced partner of many years, Enlight Software Ltd., we are in the position of systematically implementing our two-stage market entry strategy quickly with a manageable investment level. At the same time we are participating in the MMOG mega trend. We are confident that this strategic expansion of our business model with the MMOG genre will positively impact our growth as early as the 2007 fiscal year.“

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13. Re: sweet Mar 30, 2006, 16:53 sauron
 
Nothing to bot or gank for
And no NM campers too...

 
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12. Re: sweet Mar 30, 2006, 09:18 nin
 
You may say that I'm a farmer....but I'm not the only one.

I was gonna say "scammer"...

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11. . Mar 30, 2006, 08:50 seenitall
 
mega trend?

like the mega trend of pulling out your own fingernails with needle nose pliers that's been sweeping the nation?

if mmorpmoomprgs, or whatever the fk they're called, are a trend; it's one that the industry created, and is keeping on life support so they can get their $8.99 per month, not a demand they are catering to.

 
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10. That would be an unusual MMOG, at least Mar 30, 2006, 08:44 VultureMAN
 
Well you would have to play it as the fantasy it is. Since it does not work in RL. Although I would love to see the game's Guildmasters get hired at the UN for their "in game" qualifications ala WoW

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9. No subject Mar 30, 2006, 06:32 Shadowcat
 
Living life in peace...
Nothing to kill or die for...
No possessions...
That would be an unusual MMOG, at least

 
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8. Re: No subject Mar 30, 2006, 04:22 FourPak
 
At the same time we are participating in the MMOG mega trend. We are confident that this strategic expansion of our business model with the MMOG genre will positively impact our growth as early as the 2007 fiscal year.“
god i hate corporations.

 
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7. Re: sweet Mar 30, 2006, 03:20 Swerv
 
Well with people silly enough to buy into Code(we gave up making our own mmo because it was too much like hard work)masters plan of bringing over mmo's like Archon (or whatever it's called) and RF Online more companies are bound to follow suit.

Do a bit of localisation and it's easy money, even if the game lasts less than a year.

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6. Re: sweet Mar 30, 2006, 01:25 Animals for Crackers
 
You may say that I'm a farmer....but I'm not the only one.

 
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5. sweet Mar 30, 2006, 01:14 dubfanatic
 
http://www.enlight-china.com/english/index.htm

As I expected, another Asian fantasy MMORPG with anime-styled characters. These publishers are saturating a market that doesn't even exist.

 
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4. No subject Mar 30, 2006, 00:45 Hump
 
This is exactly why all these MMOg's are so mediocre.

God forbid, Let's not get excited about what we can do for the gameplay. Let's J/O to spread-sheets instead.

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3. Re: No subject Mar 29, 2006, 23:51 Elf Shot The Food
 
Which AZN sweatshop churned this one out?

+4 cynicism

 
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2. No subject Mar 29, 2006, 23:50 JaZeeL
 
imagine all the people
wasting their life away...

 
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1. No subject Mar 29, 2006, 23:47 Michael Bolton's hair dresser
 
imagine no crappy mmogs
I wonder if you can
 
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