Cliff Bleszinski’s new game revealed as a team-based FPS named LawBreakers

    
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So now we're all just copying Team Fortress 2. What did that accomplish?

Remember how yesterday we were all excited about Cliff Bleszinski‘s new game being published by Nexon and thus having the potential for some MMO elements? Well, it’s been revealed, and it’s not like that at all! There are no MMO elements whatsoever! It’s an online team-based FPS named LawBreakers. You don’t even have quests to kill a dozen rats, unless there’s a player named “Rat” on the other team and you consider killing him several times until you win to be a quest.

You can check out the announcement trailer just below; the game will be free-to-play and is expected for release next year. Gameplay footage is set for a Friday reveal, with the game in a playable state at PAX Prime this weekend. So this is good news if you were hoping for a new team-based FPS, less good news if you were hoping that this would in fact be an MMO of some flavor.

Source: Official Twitch via Polygon, VG24/7

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DPandaren
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Amazing Aluminum Man Yep, probably during PAX.

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That was … underwhelming. Do we get a lot of game announcements anymore without game play footage? Seems like Blizzard’s next thing came out with some gameplay footage, as did Battlefront. I guess we see that later today?

DugFromTheEarth
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“But by that logic League of Legends and SMITE have no place here either.”

I 100% agree with this

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DugFromTheEarth Crow God I see. Basically what you’re saying is Warframe is an MMO but TF2 isn’t. But by that logic League of Legends and SMITE have no place here either. Furthermore you don’t actually know what Law Breaker is going to have. And as far as you know there would be persistence in Law Breaker in the same vain as APB.

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Er… an “MMO” is pretty much any game that has large numbers of players playing at once. 
Otherwise, the following games wouldnt be concidered MMOs

Skyforge
Guild Wars 1
Neverwinter
DDO
Destiny

etc

Im pretty sure the game industry has settled comfortably in calling games like that part of the MMO genre. I wouldnt go as far to call some games like this an mmoRPG, but they are certainly MMOs.

There is a big difference between a game that consists of servers that host 16 vs 16 non-persistant games (ie: like call of duty), and a game like Warframe, that has a persistant universe, where thousands of players are playing at the same time, interacting with each other, not just in instanced areas, but also Dojos, and social hubs.

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DugFromTheEarth Crow God Eh, not sure you can call something that’s instance base an MMO. Four players does not make something Massively.

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Laaaaaaaame

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Which is more cringe worthy, the title or backstory?

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shooter has nothing to do with it

The key term here was “MMO”

Warframe certainly fits into the MMO category, and thus, has its rightful place in whatever article MassivelyOP posts about it.

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The interesting thing about that show, it was brought to us by the same people who brought original Thunderbirds, UFO and Journey to the Far Side of the Sun. Classics in their own right. They where really big into miniatures and making them look good. Consequently, Space 1999 sort went belly up over production values costs; it was one of the most expensive shows to make for it’s time I believe. Thus sadly only lasted for 2 seasons. And never really got the cult reruns like Star Trek did.
FYI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space:_1999