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Royal Quest studio: MMOs are the “future of games,” genre “stagnated”

Tuesday, 26th October 2010 16:13 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Katauri Interactive’s boss Dmitry Gusarov has told RPS that the future’s online. Who knew?

Speaking off the back of last week’s announcement of Royal Quest, 1C’s first MMO, Gusarov said the entire genre needs a kick in the ass.

“What we can currently see on the MMO market is stagnation in terms of creativity,” he said.

“For many years people are playing the same games like WoW and Lineage II. As we can see there are no fast paced Diablo-style games at the moment and we want to bring this experience to the audience.”

MMO is the only way to go, though.

“We consider the future of games to be in the MMO genre,” Gusarov added.

“Actually, we have played online games a lot during recent years. And now the time has come to combine hobby and business.”

Royal Quest is set in a fantasy world called Aura, and, is based on capturing castles and gathering gold. It’s out in 2012.

Katauri previously developed King’s Bounty and Space Rangers.

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  1. Michael O’Connor

    The genre has stagnated, but its the future of gaming?

    Great logic there, mate. Seriously brilliant. And let me guess… their MMORPG is going to be the harbinger of this great change, right?

    Spare me.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    King’s bounty and Space Rangers were absolutely fantastic. I liked Space Rangers more…

    but come on, judging by the last screens of Royal Quest it looks like a very OKish MMORPG game.

    Diablo mix with Allods Online.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. _LarZen_

    As a mmo player I miss beeing told a story and beeing part of it. Todays mmo games most people dont care about reading quest info and no one except lore fans know or care what the heck is going on.

    I play World of Warcraft almost everyday since launch and I dont know or care much about the lore/story…becaus Blizzard is so poor to tell and involve the player. But Bioware’s new mmo game wil hopfully change all that and sett the bar….

    #3 4 years ago
  4. endgame

    “What we can currently see on the MMO market is stagnation in terms of creativity,” uuum, wrong! what anet is doing with GW2 right now is called innovation Mr. Idiot. Bioware might also surprise us with the story from SWTOR. very high chance of that happening.

    “For many years people are playing the same games like WoW and Lineage II. As we can see there are no fast paced Diablo-style games at the moment and we want to bring this experience to the audience.” umm, what? no fast paced MMOs? seriously? u need to go out more dude. u have no idea what’s out there.

    “We consider the future of games to be in the MMO genre,” yes, ME2, DAO, BFBC2 sucked. there is no future for games like these.. seriously who is this douche? Pat why r u posting his words here? aah, aahahah, now I know. u want to make us laugh. n1! :)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    hes a fucking idiot he sounds like one of those chinese people that complain about gaming is dead

    #5 4 years ago
  6. LePlatypus

    the name Dmitry Gusarov is really Chinese isn’t it?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    fuck you

    #7 4 years ago
  8. endgame

    LOL!

    #8 4 years ago