Oh look, news!
Red Eagle Games… or Red Eagle Entertainment… or whoever it was who announced that they had acquired the rights to make games based on the late Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series of books has… announced something!
I suppose I should be excited after having read the books so far… well, except for the new one. But I need more that this tidbit of information to get worked up.
Not that it is bad news.
That would be good news, in fact. You might remember Obsidian Entertainment from such titles as Knights of the Old Republic II and NeverWinter Nights 2, both of which draw on intellectual property developed elsewhere, along with their upcoming Fallout: New Vegas.
So they at least bring something to the table, experience with external IPs and a release or three under their belt, which contrasts them nicely with the aforementioned Red Eagle Games, about which there seems to be little written.
No news on whether Obsidian’s involvement will be an MMORPG or not, nor anything about the platform on which they might focus. They mentioned the PC, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 in the press release, so I guess the Wii is out.
All of which begs the question as to whether or not somebody SHOULD make a MMORPG based on the Wheel of Time series, though if they do I look forward to a variety of braid tugging and skirt smoothing emotes along with an “agelessness” slider in the character creation tool.
What else would a Wheel of Time MMORPG need?