Chronicles of Riddick is going MMO
Vin Diesel is notorious for giving away secrets, and this week he let loose that a Chronicles of Riddick MMO is on the way. Riddick...I mean, Vin Diesel first discussed a new game at San Diego Comic Con, where he said that he was hoping to get the old band back together from Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.
Starbreeze and Tigon did a great job on Butcher Bay, which was a RPG heavy, first person adventure title, and it received great critical acclaim and chart-topping sales in 2004, gathering a cult-following in the process.
Starbreeze and Tigon have both confirmed that they are working on something, and if it is in-fact the same team; expect a game somewhere above the 4+ Star review on our game summaries page. Diesel depicted an MMORPG with comprehensive access into Riddick's universe and its lore, with what was described as a "mercenary trade" system. Diesel proudly announced, "My diehard gamers want Tigon to deliver the third chapter in the Riddick game," and he wasn't wrong. Diehard Butcher Bay fans have been jumping with joy ever since, while MMO purists have expressed their disdain; worried that too many parties are jumping on the MMORPG bandwagon.
What do you guys think? Is it good that other developers are trying their hand at bringing their stories to the MMO genre? Or are they diluting an already crowded market? Comments below!