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Stargate MMO sidelined in favour of new shooter

Stargate MMO sidelined in favour of new shooter

While the Stargate MMO, Stargate Worlds, has been sidelined there is at least a new Stargate game on the horizon.

Stargate Worlds, the Stargate MMO that's in development over at Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, has apparently been sidelined in favour of a new shooter set in the Stargate universe.

Dubbed Stargate: Resistance, the new game is apparently a PC only third person shooter with a focus on online team-based combat. The game will pit Stargate Command against the Goa'uld System Lords and offer three basic classes for each side.

Surprisingly, Stargate: Resistance is set for a Q1 2010 release despite only just being unveiled, according to Massively. It will be published by FireSky, just like was planned for the MMO which has suddenly been relegated to second place.

"SGW will be worked on, but at a much lower rate compared to that of Resistance... That is until such a time when SGR has become comfortable financially (enough) to then begin ramping up SGW again," said Stargate Worlds developer Ian Stock.

The hope seems to be that Stargate: Resistance can be used to fund further development of Stargate Worlds. Developer Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment and publisher FireSky have both been having financial problems lately, according to Eurogamer.

"As well as building this new exciting product, paramount to Firesky's long-term future is restoring your confidence and trust in us," said creative consultant Chris Klug via the official site for the new game.

"While we've never lied to you about our circumstances, many times we were silent while our critics had their fun at our expense. We chose to remain quiet during those times, because, honestly, we often didn't know what our future was day-to-day, sometimes even hour-to-hour. As a group we chose to not say anything until we knew something."

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mi1ez 10th December 2009, 14:59 Quote
PC only, yet 3rd person?
karx11erx 10th December 2009, 15:02 Quote
I hate 3rd person view.
Digi 10th December 2009, 15:35 Quote
If your gonna make it third person then you gotta stick to the rules. Big tits and swingy-swishy pony tails wrapped in a skin-tight package. Oh and that scream and crunch when you fall.
Xir 10th December 2009, 15:48 Quote
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until such a time when SGR has become comfortable financially (enough) to then begin ramping up SGW again

so in other words if resistance fails they stop Worlds, right?
Skiddywinks 10th December 2009, 15:59 Quote
Sounds like it Xir :/

Also, I really don't get the third person, PC exclusive mix. I mean, sure they aren't mutually exclusive, but they sure aren't the typical fit.
chrisdj 10th December 2009, 16:09 Quote
Am I the only one thinking that this is the MMO engine, dressed up a a FPS??? No way they have been working on an FPS all these years. I smell stop gap.
1ad7 10th December 2009, 16:32 Quote
I want a star gate mmo so bad Ill probably buy this dam game 3 times...
widmod 10th December 2009, 16:49 Quote
finally a stargate shooter soon? This was promised and abandonend long ago too....
HourBeforeDawn 10th December 2009, 17:23 Quote
love the series, most likely will be pick this up.
bigsharn 10th December 2009, 19:03 Quote
I'll pick this up if...
1) They're reading this post
2) They put it in first person
lewchenko 10th December 2009, 21:28 Quote
Stopped reading at the point it said '3rd person Shooter' ...

on a PC... erm no thanks.
Zurechial 10th December 2009, 22:14 Quote
I find all of the complaining about the viewpoint a little silly. A PC-exclusive ANYTHING is a positive these days, and it's not like the PC never thrived on 3rd-person games in the past.
Bionic-Blob 10th December 2009, 23:16 Quote
I think you're all forgetting Max Payne...
UncertainGod 11th December 2009, 00:16 Quote
So take the tech and assets developed for the MMO and knock out a stopgap game for finance the MMO, someone has been following the Runic Games model but I seriously doubt they can follow Torchlight's success.
Zero_UK 11th December 2009, 08:06 Quote
Got nothing wrong with third person shooters, Max Payne was awesome. Just not interested in Stargate lol.
SMIFFYDUDE 12th December 2009, 01:37 Quote
Max Payne and Mafia are great games but I still much prefer 1st person viewpoint. 3rd person has a whiff of the console about it and thats why i'm not prepared to believe this will be PC only.
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