Hanbitsoft is rezzing Hellgate for VR

Poor Hellgate. One of these days may it rest in peace. In the meantime Hanbitsoft is attempting to resurrect it (again), this time with an eye toward porting the horror shooter onto some sort of virtual reality platform. MMO Culture reports that Hanbitsoft signed a deal with South Korea’s Skonec Entertainment to develop Hellgate VR.

Skonec’s website claims that the firm created “the world’s first gun shooting game,” a VR title called Mortal Blitz.

Source: MMO Culture
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CastagereShaikura
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CastagereShaikura

ZenJitzu Armsbend I loved this cinematic and played it a lot.

CastagereShaikura
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CastagereShaikura

Megus The most fun engineer class i’ve ever played in an mmo.

Megus
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Megus

I used to enjoy running through levels in Hellgate.. It was pure mayhem at times. The loot and crafting was great fun for me as well. Interested to see if they can resurrect it.

ZenJitzu
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ZenJitzu

Armsbend  Here’s the cinematic with her in action. Blur did a good job as usual…if only the game was a fraction as good. I loved the lore, story and concepts of the game, but they couldn’t survive the execution and mismanagement.

boredinBC
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boredinBC

Pixelmancer It was probably the first MMO that I was ever seriously let down by.   There were plenty of games that never made it into my rotation, but I could appreciate them for what they were, despite not being the game for me.  But Hellgate was a hot mess and she broke my heart.

ApathyCurve
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ApathyCurve

Diiing!  You’ve reached level 3 in necromancy!

Belcross
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Belcross

What is dead may never die. Seriously, let this RIP.

Pixelmancer
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Pixelmancer

Hellgate was a fantastic idea let down by a serious of unfortunate developer events, and I’d go so far as to say that it helped to shape what Borderlands later became. One day I have a hope that the IP will be given to someone who can truly make use of it.

Unfortunately turning it into some VR experiment is not going to do that. :(

mmofallout
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mmofallout

Greaterdivinity T3Fun is Hanbitsoft.

JamesCrow
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JamesCrow

so they abandon Hellgate London with low graphic (the original was better) and no future content, than the announce they going to make Hellgate 2 – than they cancelled the project and now they making a VR on hellgate?

hellgate london always be one of my favorite mmo with original and new ideas and great story… like funcom done with TheSecretWorld.

RicharddeLeonIII
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RicharddeLeonIII

I honestly loved this game, almost bought lifetime but thankfully dodged that bullet with the game closing down in the west.

MikeSzuminsky
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MikeSzuminsky

It’s not that the game failed nessicarily. It was more the studio was poorly manages financially and after putting their future into a deal that fell thru they ran out of money pretty much the same time the game launched. I enjoyed it very much as well as the book.
The mythos of the hellgate works is an intriguing one. I would love to see it get the love it deserves

solipsis
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solipsis

I wanted to play this game but the had a region block so FUCK THEM!!!! ^_^

powny
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powny

Stone Crow Totally. I didn’t buy enough and now I have to walk around Lake Hylia all the time :(

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Sorenthaz I think put on life support would be a better term. T3 Fun has a server running the game and you can play it as it was but I don’t think anything has been done to it in years.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

I think if Gazillion got the rights to it, I’d be interested in playing it again. Otherwise …. meh

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Didn’t it already have a decently successful revival from T3 Fun?

Syco_at_Twitch
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Syco_at_Twitch

don’t really care about mobile games give me a SAO Vr or idc

Damonvile
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Damonvile

frzn Armsbend A Cabalist ;)

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Wait a minute…so T3 Fun is still running Hellgate Global (and has apparently made zero progress on bringing it to Steam since it was Greenlit like 2 years ago)…
Now Hanbitsoft has the rights to a VR spinoff? For mobile? And I feel as if there’s multiple FPS VR games that have been demoed etc. already, even if you go with their hyper-specific “gun shooting game” which rules out things like Valkyrie or Gunjack.

Stone Crow
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Stone Crow

This simply cannot fail. In an unrelated matter, would anyone like to buy these magic beans?

frzn
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frzn

Armsbend iirc she is the mage class.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Who is the pretty lady on the left in the picture?  Either she looks like the Gemling Queen in path of Exile or vice versa.

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

I didn’t dislike this game.  It was a great idea with a nice story/setting and some pleasing visuals however beyond that it pretty much sucked and needed a lot of love.  Ideally It either needs the Diablo/MHO treatment or the Destiny treatment to be properly realized.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Gun shooting game, ah good, versus all those annoying heroin-shooting games. Glad they cleared that up.

McGuffn
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McGuffn

Mortal Blitz predates Duck Hunt or whatever? And keep milking that Hellgate cow!

melissaheather
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melissaheather

Silverbourne woolydub yes big difference in stereoscopic view of the game world versus something designed as VR from ground up.

carsont
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carsont

To Shareholders: I have a great idea! Let’s take an old, old, OLD game that failed HORRIFICALLY, and use it as a platform for an unproven technology that no one has been able to successfully monetize!

Shareholders: Yes, please take our money!!!!!!

I don’t understand how business works. Apparently, neither do they!!

melissaheather
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melissaheather

I’ll give it a shot as long as it works with either Cardboard or Gear VR.

still got my 15′ x 15′ space all ready for HTC Vive.. now just really need the game to make it a must-have.

Mikey Moo
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Mikey Moo

Why this game tho?

Koshelkin
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Koshelkin

Can’t this game rest in piece?

Still the best 3rd person Diablo btw… why did it fail? Probably the sub…

pcgneurotic
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pcgneurotic

Hellgate’s history increasingly resembles a Monty Python sketch!

woolydub
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woolydub

Like Lorne Lanning says: You gotta build VR games for VR from the ground up. There is never not a time to hang on every word that comes out of the mouth of Lorne Lanning. Spend that coin on a new IP  that is built with its foundation in VR.

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