MMO Creator Snags Total Recall IP

MMO Creator Snags Total Recall IP

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See Virtual Worlds, the company behind Planet Michael, now owns licenses for a whole bunch of Hollywood intellectual properties, including Total Recall.

Along with Total Recall (the upcoming remake rather than the original Arnie classic, sadly) See has acquired licenses for Men in Black 3, Asterix, War of the Worlds and -of all things- Kevin Costner's most shameful moment, Waterworld. See develops and runs virtual planets for MindArk's free-to-play MMO Entropia Universe and is currently producing two licensed planets slated for release later in the year; Planet Michael, a mildly creepy virtual theme park that allows users to wander around environments inspired by the deceased musician's music videos, and the Universal Monsters Van Helsing planet, which is based on horror movie icons such as Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man. It's not hard to imagine that we might be seeing Planet Asterix or, God help us, Planet Waterworld somewhere down the line.

"These properties are tied to memorable moments and incredible characters that players are going to interact with in future SEE-created digital and online interactive video games," said Martin Biallas, See's CEO. He didn't mention whether any upcoming planets would allow users to start the reactor or free Mars.

Entropia Universe is a free-to-play MMO that gives players access to numerous themed planets. It has a particularly bustling economy and has even provided virtual banking licenses, allowing real world banks to operate within the game. Early this year, See purchased popular sci-fi themed Planet Calypso for $6 million, netting them a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the Most Expensive Virtual Property Purchase.

Source: Eurogamer

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I don't think Total Recall would make a good MMO, but maybe I should be more open minded.

By the way, is Entropia universe any good?

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*8tilts his head*
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REALLY?
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*tilts his head some more*
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*sighs*
Do you REALLY think THAT was a good inverstment?
I don't.

Is this just a way to sue Red Faction for stealing their Plot?

EverythingIncredible:
I don't think Total Recall would make a good MMO, but maybe I should be more open minded.

By the way, is Entropia universe any good?

Only if you put some money in each month, and even then its only really good if you have a few people to hang out with and teach you the ropes. Played for several months, attempted to play for free but i gave up after the mind numbingly tedious and boring 'sweating' animals drove me up the wall, threw in some money and bang most of the game opened up to me.

But eh, didnt really hold me too much, too many lackluster mechanics to hold me, but give it a crack if you are curious as its free to play although i'd look up some forums first and find some people to teach you the basics.

EverythingIncredible:
I don't think Total Recall would make a good MMO, but maybe I should be more open minded.

 

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