Game Informer: MAG Is A FPS
As time wears on, Sony's ambitious and innovative MMO, MAG, continues to rise on the radar of gamers and game journalists alike. But we're still a little thin on details; we can't even confirm the picture you see here is real, and so far, SCEA has only clarified that it won't be an iteration of the SOCOM franchise (that idea was based on a misinterpretation of a quote by SCEA boss John Koller).
But it appears we'll get a big unveiling in the new Game Informer, and wonder of wonders, it seems that MAG will be a...FPS? Or, if that's not entirely accurate, it seems as if it'll be viewed from a first-person perspective. A PlayStation forum member posted up this evidence a little while ago, and it's a few zoomed-in pages from the magazine in question. As you can see, "FPS" is included in that detailed description - which we can't wait to read more about - and this is bound to raise a few eyebrows. We haven't seen any gameplay videos for the game; when it was unveiled at E3 last year, we only saw a teaser trailer that didn't show off any real footage. And up to this point, most people were assuming the game would be in standard third-person format, similar to something like SOCOM. But it seems Sony is going another way with this promising title, and if we step back and take a look at the entire project, it may be the ideal plan. A first-person view with 256 players on the map at once...? Can you say intense? Don't drool all over the keyboard...
The more we see and hear about MAG, the more intrigued we become. There's just so much in the way of opportunity and possibility; it's almost mind-boggling, so we'll certainly keep you updated on any and all new developments.
Related Game(s): MAG
4/12/2009 Ben Dutka