E3 06: Huxley leading Webzen's E3 lineup

Korean publisher's MMOFPS will join Soul of the Ultimate Nation and casual MMOG Project Wiki.

Today, Korean publisher Webzen joined the slowly growing ranks of publishers who have revealed their Electronic Entertainment Expo lineups.

The main attraction at its booth, which is in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, will be Huxley. Set in a sci-fi universe where humans battle mutants, the game is a massively multiplayer online first-person shooter and will allow for up to 5,000 players in a single game world. Huxley is set for release on the Xbox 360 and PC this fall.

Also on display at the Webzen booth will be Soul of the Ultimate Nation (SUN). The massively multiplayer online role-playing game is set in a fantasy world wracked by civil war. However, instead of the normal MMOG character-creation process, players will choose a character of one of four class types and then have to uncover the character's backstory. SUN is being developed for PCs and is tentatively set to ship this fall.

Last but not least, Webzen will be showcasing a new casual MMOG at E3. Called Project Wiki, it will be "fairy tale themed" and will let each player's actions affect the entire game world. It, too, will be PC-exclusive.

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zidura
zidura

True I think it most definately have a monthly free. Can someone tell how "guild wars" is doing it without a monthly charge? Guild Wars can do this for free because the world is entirely instanced except the "hubs", so the server does not have to be nearly as robust or nearly as high capacity as a server for WOW or EQ, for example. Those games support 2000 - 3000 players in the same persistent server whereas Guild Wars splits off players in groups of up to 8 in their own separate mini-worlds whenever they go questing. Each hub only supports a small number of people (basically a matchmaking room) so this is much cheaper. It works more like Diablo, although the producers promoted Guild Wars as an MMO, which is really misleading. Guild Wars makes its money by releasing new content on a regular basis sold as expansion packs. Most other monthly-fee MMO's release lots of content for free or for very cheap in comparison on a frequent basis. City of Heroes / Villains release new content very often without extra charges, for example. EQ2 releases lots of optional mini-packs for $5 or so for some extra adventures and content.

pyth0n13
pyth0n13

what a random name for a game that looks that good.

gullahorns
gullahorns

Hey btw Huxley is going to be bad!! and neways who ever said this was a MMORPG its a MMOFPS boooyyyyaaaaaaaaa!

zam319
zam319

Great.I like my mmos fast paced and bloody.Unlike every mmo out there.

Teivan
Teivan

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Teivan

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soulknight63133
soulknight63133

True I think it most definately have a monthly free. Can someone tell how "guild wars" is doing it without a monthly charge?

Juthan
Juthan

wytefang wrote: "Yawn. Too many MMORPGs these days, make the madness stop. No one cares about another blah Korean MMORPG or any MMORPG for that matter. Judgement - LAME." I see how you have WoW listed under your games and even ranked it a superb 9.1, and yet...

wytefang
wytefang

Ah more sheep to the slaughter...follow the crowd lads..good job.

Binpo
Binpo

SUN looks like a next gen MMO game. high hopes..

Icekxg
Icekxg

Huxley and SUN both sound like fun, just hope (but doubt) that they'll b free to play.

flarisek
flarisek

Man, the trailers for Huxley and S.U.N. lookin friggin awesome. I have high expectations for these 2.

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

I really think Huxley is gonna rock my world. This and Gears of War this fall? YIKES. Hopefully the Live lag issues get straightened out. Ever played COD2 on 360 Live? Brutal.

wytefang
wytefang

Yawn. Too many MMORPGs these days, make the madness stop. No one cares about another blah Korean MMORPG or any MMORPG for that matter. Judgement - LAME.

denawayne
denawayne

Anyone who thinks they'll be shooting at 4,999 other people are in for a disappointment. You'll actually be in a "city" with all those people and then take on "jobs" that will put you in another area with let's say 23 other people to shoot at.

paradyme777
paradyme777

Awesome, I wonder if it is possible for them to release a demo of this too on the marketplace?

linkdarkside
linkdarkside

wasent Project Wiki that ripped Zelda The Wind Waker Graphics ? and nintendo sued them beacause they maked a character that looked like link

OMTGZ
OMTGZ

I've been watching Huxley for a long time, and it's finally coming together and we are nearing release. Sweet. For those who complain of monthly fees: They need to first pay the developers for their work on original game, then they need to pay for the massive servers and bandwidth required to keep you playing, and they need to continue paying the developers so new content can be released. For those who complain about "lagg": The 5000 players is per server cluster. Not just one server, a cluster under the name of one server. The play area is going to be broken up, especially for the arena matches, and this will cut down on lag in any of the areas.

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

I didn't know Huxley was a MMOFPS! Anyway, sounds really interesting if they do it right. Sounds pretty sweet actually! I'll definitely get it for Xbox 360, because my comp have problems playing Solitaire 3D :lol:

danmp18
danmp18

Huxley sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to see how it will turn out. It could be really good, or it could turn out to be a complete disaster.

Manatassi
Manatassi

just because previous games have had lag problems dosent mean that Huxley will, fact of the matter is they wouldnt be releasing this game if they hadnt developed methods of compression that could handle the data stream. Its funny that people are complaining about lag and the price of subscription. FFS the game isnt even on release you havent played it and there have been no indications of any of these problems even arising. Anyway! duh.... Huxley looks extremely promising and if the level design is good and the game feels balaced and plays well its definietely looking at scoring a huge fanbase. sound concept

Tentei
Tentei

sweet Wiki is not dead yet :P

HarryCrackage
HarryCrackage

This could potentially be a BF2 killer. I am stoked.

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

5,000 people per server lag fest.. The monthly price will probably be expensive

Supaflychewbaca
Supaflychewbaca

100v100?! How the hell u gonna know who to shoot, lol I suppose if they pull it off with a well polished game world and severs then it would be pretty sweet, just hope theres another way to pay for the monthly fees other than credit card for the 360 at least maybe MS points.

bubnux
bubnux

Its 5000 people per server, but travel to different battle zones and firefights will only be up to 100v100. Thats still gonna be one big gunfight.

Wulfei
Wulfei

I don't know if 5000 people is a lot for an MMO, but considering it's a FPS, it seems like it's a gamble. It really depends on how they do it. I read that they're planning to have 100 on 100 team matches. Halo 2 can handle 16 players, and depending on everyone's connection, the lag can get pretty bad.

GoddBless
GoddBless

Can't wait to play this on my 360. I hope the monthly fee isn't ridiculous.

deathosaurus22
deathosaurus22

cool huxley hope it doesnth ave too high sustem reqs tho

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

Huxley is set for this fall? I thought it was 2007 the earliest. Looks great.

neovalkyr
neovalkyr

Everyone who thinks that there won't be a monthy charge, you bet your sweet ass there will be. Do you know why companies make MMOs? because they can charge a monthly fee. They make a game that basically takes forever to complete even the most mundane tasks, to waste your time so that you have to play for at least a few months.

killakb
killakb

sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NeoJohn
NeoJohn

Huxley isnt revolutionary, it isnt a new concept. Its a FPS with lots of PvE. Sheesh, where was the fanfare when Planetside launched? That there was a trailblazer.

CCR_infinIte
CCR_infinIte

there will be monthly charges, no doubt. It shouldnt sence its "next gen" Im canceling my Matrix Online for this when it comes out. I hope I am not disapointed. I am getting it for the x360 because my comp would run Hoxley at 2 FPS......at the highest.

bulldog7
bulldog7

5000 isn't actually all that high for a MMO, but who cares, it's still 5000 people and X360 needs this stuff. I just hope it doesn't blow...and there better be no monthly charges.

Solidesnake2004
Solidesnake2004

My Response: 5,000 players in a single game world (hopfully, there isn't too much lag for this type of game.)

primordial2003
primordial2003

Huxley has been my most highly anticipated game since last year. I currently play PlanetSide, which is also an MMOFPS, and some of my friends in PS are also looking forward to Huxley. By the way, if you want to try PlanetSide for free, visit http://www.planetside.com

AngelOfIron
AngelOfIron

Huxley, don't let me down. I've been keeping track of every article of info on that game since it first showed itself on the web. I already have a clan setup and everything.. Just need to hear a release date and I'm off to reserve my copy for the PC.

jamil2nice
jamil2nice

wow, I heard about SUN a really long time ago

crucifine
crucifine

i want huxley....and i've seen mmo's have around 10k people a server....