I’ll admit it, I get unreasonably excited over interesting-looking little MMORPG projects from time to time. My latest fascination is with the newly announced Into the Echo, which purports to be a time travel MMO on a fantasy world. We don’t know how it’ll work, or really, many details at all, but I’m here for it.
Yet there’s that big tricky question of how time travel — with its different eras and paradoxes and timeline changes — could actually function in a massively multiplayer environment. While many MMOs have included time travel in limited quantities, we’ve never seen a full game wrap itself around the concept.
What do you think? Is a time travel MMO an impossible idea, or could it be made to work?