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E3 2008: New PS3 Exclusive MMO, 256 Players Supported!

Sony had a lot to say about the future of the PlayStation Network and how community features are becoming more and more important in this new generation. Then, near the close of the conference, they proved their focus by allowing Zipper Interactive to unveil Mag, an absolute beast of a MMO.

The trailer they showed at the event is just downright amazing, with a gigantic war happening amidst stunning visuals and a horde of players. The special part? Not only is everyone you see in Mag a human participant, but there can also be as many as 256 players at once involved in any given altercation! Forget all about that 60-player stuff in Resistance 2; this holds the new record! But in order to scale things down a bit and make the game more accessible, players will join 8-man parties as they head out into the battlefield, and the best players will be assigned as leaders. You will have plenty of reasons to stick around; you can fully customize your character, for example, who will progress statistically as you succeed in certain combat endeavors. With so many people playing together at once, we thought it very impressive that the game could look that good.

We hope to bring you that E3 trailer for Mag very soon, along with the first batch of screenshots. Don't be surprised by what you see; that really is a MMO, and it really will support 256 players at once. We don't yet have an exact release date for it yet, but we can probably expect it some time next year. Along with titles like The Agency and the other newly unveiled MMO, DC Universe, the online capacities of the PS3 have just shot sky-high. There will be more reasons than ever to be part of the Network!

Related Game(s): MAG

7/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

WaR_HaWk
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 3:41:07 PM
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That Game looks amazing!!!!

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pavlovic
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 3:43:12 PM
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I really want to play this baby game

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Daedusian
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 3:45:00 PM
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The game definitely looks very promising. But I was concerned if this game would take over Warhawk seeing as it's very similar in gameplay but maybe w/o the planes and just a couple extra amount of players lol?

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 3:45:50 PM
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Awesome, it think this was meant to counter the whole FFIII going to 360 episode!- AWESOME

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Zapix
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 3:56:31 PM
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LOL, I'd say Call of Duty, Halo, Resistance, Unreal, Gears of War, Killzone, and alot of online FPS games just took a serious kick to the groin with this unveiling. I'm likely already sold on it.

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AscientDire
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 4:34:46 PM
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So was this the absolutely revolutionizing game the BBC reporter saw??

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Ed_Wayne
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 4:37:02 PM

It better not be.

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eba101
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 4:55:31 PM
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this sounds great no matter what people might say

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Zapix
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:12:21 PM

heh, yeah, while googling up MAG, I found just about everyone on 1up crying "LAG!" ... Obviously they forget that MMORPGs can handle 2x 3x that number of people in a single area. With good servers running it, I imagine it'll be pretty decent! Lag? Whatever... This is server based, not host based like many FPS games.

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robinhood2010
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 6:53:04 PM

Indeed. What can the WoW server manage? 5000 or something I have heard tell. Maybe it was 500...

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Zapix
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 7:38:06 PM

5000 for sure. I've been playing Final Fantasy XI for a good 4 years, and there's gotta be atleast 3000 people on the server I play on at any given time. Get 500 people in a single little area (keywords here, 'single little area') though, and will run into a f*** load of lag, but that's usually limited to certain events. 256 people in an area is nothing. I doubt 256 people will be ontop of each other trying to pistol whip everyone at once! MAG will work just fine I'm sure.

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Zapix
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:02:28 PM
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Heh, it's already up on youtube :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEvnHLzduuE

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Enfildate
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 6:55:15 PM
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At first, they kept saying this game could only be done on ps3, then i saw the zipper interactive logo and i thought, "wow, socom can only be done on ps3?" then i remembered zipper isn't doing socom. the trailer was beaST!

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Enfildate
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 6:56:57 PM
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O yea i forgot to add this bit... don't you think epic is crying right now? gears only supports 5v5 lol

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Daedusian
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 7:22:49 PM

Lmao yea. And I remember on GTTV the team said they were so excited about adding 1 more player to each team. Then Geoff asked how they felt about R2 having 60 player and they were like uhhhh... lol. I'd like to see what they say after this.

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The_Chimeran
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 9:11:50 PM

also remember how G4 was trying to put down on the conference because sony didn't elaborate enough. But when you look at it sony had less time and covered more things in more areas than microsoft did. my only problem with the press conference is that the dc universe thing was too long and i wanted to see the bridge blow up on the leviathan.

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orangpelupa
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 7:21:52 PM
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and pc game MMO already support more than 1000players. long time ago, i remember playing Ragnarok Online when there a photo session with the GM. duh! there more than thousand player in Prontera (a city). and thats damn crowded lol

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AscientDire
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 7:47:39 PM
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soo....not the BBC reporter game, lol? I kinda hope not...uuhhh Ben???

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The_Chimeran
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 9:04:37 PM
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and i thought 60 players was more than enough, 200 . sony delivers.

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Fabi
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 9:16:41 PM
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More doesn't always mean better, but if pulled off right I can see it being a lot of fun.

The DC game looked horrible...am I the only one that thought so?

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blitz30952
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 12:17:11 AM

yea i agree, i kinda thght it was a PS2 game... :P

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 8:14:58 AM
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no it's not the BBC game =P but now i'm worried that Heavy Rain isn't the speechless game too now =\ if heavy rain isn't it, and obviously this isn't it, then what is it T__T come on sony

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GamerKid123
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 10:12:12 AM
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This is gonna be AWESOME!!!! I don't care what anyone says, i'm going to definitley but this!

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