In a whole bunch of business mumbo-jumbo released by SyFy parent company General Electric today, development for a hybrid MMO and television show is intensifying as the latest GE shareholder report states that the game and TV series will be tentatively know as One Earth.
Hoping to revolutionize both the MMO genre and television watching itself, the pair will develop the two concurrently and they’ll play-off each other as their life spans grow. Continue reading for more information and a spiffy video from those behind the project.
Although nothing much has yet to be released about the creative venture, CEO of Trion, Lars Butler explains that with “this unique set-up, we can do things that other people would never even dare before: create a video game world and a television show… They not only promote each other, they literally depend on each other and co-evolve.” Check the video that explains how the project will (hopefully) operate.
Although no platform or any release dates have been announced, it’ll be interesting to follow the development process on such a giant innovation, and see if it really can get some wind beneath it’s wings. The idea itself is very intriguing and could create a vastly gratifying experience, if only there wasn’t this nagging feeling that an epic fail is just around the bend.
Trion has one other game in development, an MMO unveiled at last years’ E3 by the name of Heroes of Telara (see header) that, ironically enough, claims to redefine “the massively multiplayer online role-playing genre for fantasy enthusiasts everywhere.”