G4 and Geeks of Doom are both reporting that the BBC has confirmed a Doctor Who MMO will be coming later this year. The game called Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is being developed by Three Rings, will be flash based (sorry iphone and ipad gamers) and will be available for free! The launch is schedule much later this year and an an official announcement about the game is expected at the Game Developers Conference later this week in San Francisco.
The game will focus on cooperative interaction amongst players who will form groups. I wonder if this would be like the Doctor with his assistants, though I would guess everyone in the game would be a Time Lord. According to the report in Geeks of Doom the Challenges and missions will be customized for the size of the group that is playing.
The game will allow players to enter the TARDIS (yes!) and receive challenges from the The Doctor to complete. The missions require adversaries to face familiar Doctor Who enemies. All I can say is bring on the Daleks!
Here is a quote from the official press release:
Robert Nashak, EVP Digital Entertainment at BBC Worldwide says, “Doctor Who: Worlds in Time will be a free-to-play multiplayer online game that invites players to save the universe by using their wits to solve time-bending puzzles and pulse-pounding challenges. Three Rings is the ideal team for this groundbreaking creative partnership. Not only are they visionaries in the online gaming space, they are lifelong Doctor Who fans with a passion for delivering the level of quality that our players will expect and deserve.”
We’ll follow this story and report what is announced at the GDC this week.
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