Firefly Studios has announced that it is currently developing the first castle-based MMO, titled Stronghold Kingdoms.
Based on the Stronghold franchise, the title is a mix between PC and web gameplay, where players embark on building their own kingdoms using strategy and “long-term planning”.
“What is exciting about Stronghold Kingdoms is not only are we taking Stronghold online and massively multiplayer, but we are funding this ourselves as an independent developer”, said Firefly CEO Eric Ouellette to GI.biz.
The MMO realm is missing a proper medieval title with knights, disgruntled peasants, and conquerors. Hopefully this will fill the void.
It’s expected to launch in 2010.