Lionhead Working on MMO For Next Xbox?
Written Wednesday, May 16, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
According to a LinkedIn job advertisement post, Lionhead is currently hard at work developing a new next-gen MMO title based on an entirely new intellectual property for the next Xbox console. Spotted by Superannuation, the ad reveals that the MMO will be a AAA project with an accompanying big budget.
"Opportunity to work on MMO like title for next generation consoles. AAA game and budget!" reads the LinkedIn post. "This is to assist in the development of a major brand new IP that is being targeted for the future generation of platforms and will be an RPG based game with a radical new take on how co-operative and multiplayer gameplay feeds into the experience, while blending online and single-player into one complete experience. "
A "complex progression system, multiple routes through the campaign, and an MMO like multiplayer experience that will affect the outcome of the player experience, and many other attributes surrounding their profile (such as the environment and the outcome of certain actions)” are listed among the features being incorporated into the next-gen Lionhead MMO.
With Ubisoft declaring that the free-to-play model could be applied on the next-generation consoles, it's possible that Lionhead's console MMO for the next Xbox could follow suit. Or not. There's no further details on the game at present.