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Disney Infinity could one day sport Star Wars and Marvel themes, toys

Disney isn’t discounting the possibility of adding Marvel or Star Wars theme to its Infinity hybrid products.

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  • Bill Roper announces departure from Cryptic

    Bill Roper has announced his departure from Cryptic Studios. He was CEO of the firm for the last two years.

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  • Cryptic to announce its next game this summer, says Roper

    Bill Roper, Cyrptic’s CCO, has said that one of the games the studio’s been hard at work on will be revealed this summer.

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  • Champions Online vid shows of mental character creation tools

    After the break there’s a video of Bill Roper detailing Champions Online’s character creation tools, and it really does look bonkers. It’s cool stuff. The MMO’s out in September for PC, with a 360 version to follow. The beta starts August 17.

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  • Champions Online release pushed back, needs more time

    Cryptic Studios has changed the release date for Champions Online from July 14 to September 1. According to a post on the official website, the developers want the game to have a bit more time for polish and the like before it’s released. “It is critically important for an MMO to be as good as […]

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Fallen Earth is elf-free, Star Wars details the Trooper class, EVE storyline updates

    Tons of stuff happens during the week with MMOs that it would just boggle your brains, so it’s all here for you in one post as usual. Fallen Earth promises to be different by being “elf free”, Star Wars revealed the Trooper class, EVE gets a bit of a storyline change, and LOTRO shows you […]

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  • Champions Online 360: No "huge" wait over PC version, says Roper

    Champions Online will be one of 360′s first MMOs, Cryptic design boss Bill Roper has told VG247, and has promised there won’t be a “huge gap of time” between the PC version on June 14 and the console SKU. “I do, I really do, and we’re really excited about that,” said the exec of the […]

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  • 360 already has "memorable" MMO "experiences," says MS

    Microsoft has responded to claims from Bill Roper that Don Mattrick isn’t a “fan” of the MMO genre by saying 360 is already creating “memorable” MMO experiences for its 17 million Live members. Cryptic design boss Roper told VG247 yesterday that he thought it unlikely Microsoft would announce a first-party MMO for 360 at E3, […]

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  • First-party 360 MMO reveal unlikely for E3, says Roper

    Don Mattrick is unlikely to announce a Microsoft MMO for 360 at E3, Cryptic design director Bill Roper told VG247 in a phone interview today, as the Xbox boss isn’t a fan of the genre and doesn’t have the infrastructure to support a perpetual online 360 product. “I actually would be a little surprised,” he […]

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  • Bill Roper likes the look of original Diablo better than Diablo III

    Bill Roper, design director for Cryptic, says that he prefers the “darker, more realistic” Diablo to the “Blizzard interpretation” of Diablo III. Speaking in an interview with VideoGamer.com, the ex-Blizzard North exec said he does not think that the new Diablo looks bad as such, just that he liked the more gritty version better. “You […]

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  • Champions Online to be PC-only at launch

    Cryptic’s Bill Roper has confirmed to Eurogamer that Champions Online will launch for PC only this spring. Atari and Cryptic seem reluctant to specify when an Xbox 360 version will arrive. A PS3 version has also be rumored, but no definitive answer has been given on launch. “All I know is it’s coming out first […]

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  • Bill Roper: Don't count Warhammer Online out just yet

    Bill Roper has told MTV that it’s too early to write off Warhammer Online just yet. “It’s so funny, I hear half the people are saying, ‘Oh gosh, Warhammer looks like it isn’t doing so great’, because they said they had [dropped to] 300,000 subscribers”, said the Cryptic boss. “Those are not bad numbers. And […]

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  • Hellgate's Bill Roper lands at Cryptic Studios

    Champions Online developer Cryptic Studios just confirmed that Bill Roper has taken a role at the firm as design director. Roper’s last project, Hellgate: London, ended in the closure of Flagship Studios, the company Roper co-founded. “Bill brings a ton of creative energy to the Cryptic office and we’re thrilled to have him join our […]

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  • Roper on Flagship: "We're working hard on how to end gracefully"

    Speaking to 1UP in a frank interview, Flagship boss Bill Roper has admitted there’s nothing left to do with Hellgate developer Flagship other than pack up and go home with a little dignity. “We’re working hard on how to end gracefully,” he said. “Obviously, we’ve got people we owe money to, so we’re doing absolutely […]

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  • Flagship not dead, but everyone has been fired

    According to this Bingegamer piece, Flagship boss Bill Roper has issued a statement on the state of the developer, saying that while everyone has been laid off, the company is still alive. “It is with deep regret that I must announce that Flagship Studios has laid off most employees,” he said. “However, the core management […]

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  • Hellgate didn't meet expectations, says Roper

    Flagship head Bill Roper’s held his hands up over PC oddity Hellgate: London and said that it wasn’t the game he wanted it to be. “I think that people had incredibly high expectations that we simply didn’t meet,” he said, adding, “We simply tried to do too much with the game. Vista, DirectX 10, being […]

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