The next MMO that’ll try to take a chunk out of the World of Warcraft phenomenon is coming to you courtesy of Codemasters. Today, Codemasters unveiled a space-based MMO called Jumpgate, which is scheduled to ship in late 2008. Jumpgate is being developed by the U.S.-based MMO developer NetDevil.
Codemasters Online also confirmed that they will be the exclusive publisher and operator of this next-generation MMO across Europe as they work with NetDevil to bring the game to North America.
Whereas World of Warcraft focuses on fantasy-based action, Jumpgate will focus on space combat that allows players to choose from one of three playable nations. Embarking on their space adventure, players will be able to trade valuable commodities, take part in dangerous outer-space raids, meet and play with friends and, basically, live out their dreams of becoming an elite hero or infamous space pirate.
And really, haven’t we all been there since the first time we hear about Han Solo running the Kessel Run and smuggling goods?
“Jumpgate brings something new and fresh to the online persistent space,” commented David Solari, Vice President of Codemasters Online, in today’s announcement. “The all-action approach and thrilling, twitch-based space combat really sets it apart from other MMOs in the market….”