Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning--EA's upcoming stab at the masive MMO market World of Warcraft dominates--has finally been dated down under. EA reps have confirmed to GameSpot AU that the game will ship in Australia at the same time as its North American and European release, which at this stage is dated as Spring 2008.
And in even brighter news for local MMO buffs, EA says Aussies will be treated to their own dedicated server, which will be hosted locally. Players, however, will still be able to connect to North American servers should they wish to.
EA Mythic associate producer Josh Drescher told GameSpot AU that an Australian server had long been planned. "We wanted to make sure that in terms of localisation and offering support for players around the world, that we try and give as many people as possible home turf servers to use. And the Australian fans were actually extremely vocal early on in the process. It's been something we've wanted to do for quite some time, and when we were bought by EA it became something that was a lot more viable for us, so we're very excited to get some dedicated servers over there."
Click here for GameSpot AU's interview with EA Mythic's Josh Drescher, who speaks in further detail about the game's server plans, realm-versus-realm play, and much more.