OnRPG Shotgun News 2/26: Funcom, Nexon, Defiance, and much more!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Elder Scribe
The Secret World Director Becomes Creative Director of Funcom’s Live Titles
Funcom’s Joel Bylos has gone from Game Director of The Secret World to the Creative Director of all of Funcom’s live titles. That’s The Secret World, Age of Conan, and Anarchy Online. In his most recent Game Director’s letter Joel announced his new position and looked ahead to the rest of 2013. Issue 6 is coming soon but we also have number 7-12 to look forward to. Tokyo will become a new zone, a new dungeon will be added, and finally a mysterious new adventure zone.
Nexon Invests in Robotoki
Nexon has invested in Robotoki, a studio based in Los Angeles which was formed by former Creative Strategist for Call of Duty, Robert Bowling. The studio is working on their first title, a zombie survival game called Human Element. It will be released for PC, consoles, iOS, and Andriod with a launch window in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Terra Militaris Expansion Gets a Server
The newest expansion to Terra Militaris is on it’s way, and on February 28th players will be able to get an early peek. The play test will be an English language European server with the Firearms expansion on it. There will be no wipes planned so players will be able to keep everything they achieve before the official launch in April.
Defiance Sponsoring London Sci Fi Film Fest
It has been revealed that Defiance will be the lead sponsor of the SCI-FI-London Film Festival, the UK’s leading Science Fiction experience. The festival will take place April 30th to May 6th at BFI Southbank in London.
Warhammer Players Compensated For Bad Weekend
Zones crashed, huge lag spikes plagued other zones, and servers were brought down without warning. It was a tough weekend for WAR and Keaven Freeman feels bad about that. What better way to say sorry than free stuff? Players will be receiving 10 days of game time for subscribed accounts, 1 golden writ for subscribed accounts, 100%XP/RP boost for 7 days, Stack of 10 Lesser Bone Wards for all characters, and finally a special title for anyone who tried to play between the 18th and 24th. They don’t have a date yet on when this will be coming but it is something the team is working on.
Anarchy Online Server Merge
After 12 years of being separate the two Anarchy Online servers are merging to become one. The servers will be down all day today to get the merge complete and are expected to be back up again tomorrow at 5 am EST.