Durango is pioneering a new mobile MMO genre

    
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Don’t be too hasty in dismissing Durango as yet another pseudo-MMO mobile knockoff. The previous developers of Vindictus are dead serious about forging new territory in the mobile market.

“Assuming the days of a quest-based or theme park type of MMORPG had already passed, we tried to bring innovation to the genre by making a new type of MMORPG that hadn’t previously existed,” What! Studios Project Director Eunseok Yi said in a recent interview. “Since we didn’t have any preceding model to use as a reference, we had to go through tons of prototypes in the development process. The technical parts were also a huge challenge, since we wanted to let lots of players enjoy the open MMO world in real time.”

Yi went into detail about Durango’s dino-tastic setup in the piece, including how players will start the game, how they’ll go about crafting and taming the wildlife, and how players will be interacting with each other over the course of the game. Apparently there will be one permanent central continent that will be surrounded by temporary archipelagos.

So why dinos? “Dinosaurs could appeal to a broader audience and it also could be very effective in expressing the primitive vitality of the wild and dangerous land,” Yi said.

Durango is starting a Korean limited beta test on December 9th.

Source: MMO Culture
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SkyyDragonn
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SkyyDragonn

Thanks! Saved me the effort of having to phrase it exactly how it sounded. Dinosaurs totally fit and are totally not being used to fit the current FotM currently flooding the industry. But hey at least it’s not zombies.

Armsbend
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BalsBigBrother Silverlock Nexon.

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Armsbend Silverlock as far as I can find development for Ark started circa October 2014.  First mention of Durango by Nexon I can find is May 2014.  
Just stating what I found and not drawing a conclusion as i am sure there are many more games that could lay claim to being “first” and at the end of the day it doesn’t matter.  Just as long as said games are fun and find an audience.

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf
Armsbend
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Armsbend

Silverlock Armsbend they also started Ark well before Ark came out.  You think when it went up for sale was the same day the first line of code was written?

Silverlock
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Silverlock

If it’s for mobile any chance of a Gear VR version?

Silverlock
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Silverlock

Armsbend Looks like it but to be fair work stared on this long before Ark “came out” and it will be releasing next year while Ark is still in early access. Also it’s possible that the Ark devs got their idea from Durango’s 2014 announcement but I’m not sure when development on Ark started.

Armsbend
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So, It is Ark: Mobile – the Clone?