Doctor Who MMO (Apparently)
Via Rock, Paper Shotgun I read an article today revealing that the good ol’ Beeb (what middle class Brits call the BBC) are going to be launching their very own Doctor Who MMO later this year. Now I don’t know how many of my lovely American readers even know what Doctor Who is (do you get it over there?) but it’s basically the British version of Star Trek but with a smaller budget, posher accents, and more plot and it’s as quintessentially part of Britain as teas, crumpets and teenage pregnancy. Suffice to say, if your a British MMO geek then you’ve probably experienced a nerdgasm and are in the midst of changing your pants right now.
The good news doesn’t stop there either as BBC Worldwide have commissioned Three Rings, the company that made the delightful Puzzle Pirates, to build the thing (news I’m sure that will make at least one blogger I know very happy). Oh and it’s also going to be completely free-to-play, did I mention that?
In fact, it all sounds rather delicious except for one thing: is it really a true MMO? This I can’t figure out as every site that’s picked up the news has certainly thrown the term onto the end of the announcement like Apple stick “i” in front of everything (iPhone, iPad, iPuke) yet the BBC themselves describe it merely as a “multiplayer online” game. No “massively” in site. It may well end up catering for only four players in a game at once in which case it’s going to be about as massive as my hairbrush collection (hint: I don’t have one).
Anyway, if lounging about the TARDIS or frolicking with Daleks is your thing than this game is sure to tickle your fancy.