Bethesda's MMO Studio

Bethesda Parent Opens an MMO Division has word on the formation of ZeniMax Online Studios by the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. The new developer, to be focused on MMO gaming, is headed by Mythic Entertainment founder Matt Firor. Details are scant at this point though the article speculates about what impact this may have on Fallout 3 and the next installment in the Elder Scrolls series.
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Aug 1, 2007, 19:43
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Except it isn't Bethesda that is starting up the online studio, it's their PARENT company, Zenimax, that started it up.

And Bethesda won't be making an MMO based on Fallout, neither will Zenimax, Interplay still owns the rights to that....

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Aug 1, 2007, 19:34
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Aug 1, 2007, 19:34
 
First Blizzard, then Bioware and now Bethesda. The MMO bandwagon is starting to get overloaded.

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Aug 1, 2007, 19:33
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Aug 1, 2007, 19:33
 
i like the fact they acknowledged it had little depth and will focus on less quantity more quality in F3.. supposedly

The trouble is that Bethesda said the same thing with regards to Oblivion being an improvement over Morrowind. They said that Oblivion would be a much deeper and more involved experience than Morrowind and yet the exact opposite is what ended up happening. Bethesda can promise the world but based on their track record, I don't have a whole lot of confidence in them actually delivering.

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Aug 1, 2007, 18:58
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the Oblivion engine was quite impressive, the game itself was just above average IMO

i like the fact they acknowledged it had little depth and will focus on less quantity more quality in F3.. supposedly

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Fallout MMO
Aug 1, 2007, 18:31
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Aug 1, 2007, 18:31
 
I would easily pay $20.00 a month for a Fallout MMO....But then again I'm a Fallout Fanboi!

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Aug 1, 2007, 18:26
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Aug 1, 2007, 18:26
 
We really don't need anymore mmo's...


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Aug 1, 2007, 18:21
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Aug 1, 2007, 18:21
 
Sorry, Masa, why are you quoting me for what I was saying in regards to an MMO? I never said anything about Fallout 3, we'll see where that goes.. but Fallout 1/2 gameplay was pretty superb so they will need to do a lot to keep Fallout 3 good.

Pretty much any MMORPG gameplay is pretty shitty though, its all grinds and PvP is based on who has the better character and who has better macros.

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Aug 1, 2007, 18:16
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Aug 1, 2007, 18:16
 
That's exactly the point I keep pressing on - that Oblivion was hardly the worst thing in the world to base a third fallout game from.

What exactly was so good about it, beyond the fact that it had pretty graphics? It was a rather simplistic first person perspective, with a basic skill system slapped on top. I'll certainly admit that it was a fun game, with some entertaining quests, but beyond the graphics (which were phenomenal at for that period), I don't find much else to recommend it as a starting point for a post-apocalyptic game.

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Aug 1, 2007, 17:42
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Aug 1, 2007, 17:42
 
Actually if they retain the level of action they have in Elder Scrolls, where it uses a bit of first-person skill.. this will turn out really well.

That's exactly the point I keep pressing on - that Oblivion was hardly the worst thing in the world to base a third fallout game from. People raise the usual issues and gripes about Oblivion's inner workings, which is fine, except that's rather blandly assuming Bethesda is just re-texturing Oblivion to look like Fallout.

All the stuff they're talking about doing with the game really should shut up all the fanbois, even the most ardent ones, at least until the game actually comes out. But you know, all humans like something like something to gripe about regardless

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Aug 1, 2007, 17:35
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Aug 1, 2007, 17:35
 
Actually if they retain the level of action they have in Elder Scrolls, where it uses a bit of first-person skill.. this will turn out really well.

Of course if its yet another clone where personal skill doesn't matter, only how much time people have to waste, it'll be pretty sad once again.

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Aug 1, 2007, 17:28
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can you believe that fanbois out there are demanding Beth preserve 256 shades of brown from the prior games?

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Aug 1, 2007, 17:25
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Aug 1, 2007, 17:25
 
LOL, some fanbois will still insist no good could come out of them developing anything remotely related to Fallout

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Aug 1, 2007, 17:13
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Aug 1, 2007, 17:13
 
...can come of this.

Unless, of course, it's a Fallout MMO.

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