This very brief article at GamesRadar.com quotes Babylon 5 creator J Michael Straczynski as saying that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is kicking around the possibility of developing a massively multiplayer online role playing game based on the highly popular science fiction series.
“Every year or so, Warner Bros makes noises about a Babylon 5 game… and it’s making them again this year,” Straczynski recently claimed in an online interview. He continued, “the Babylon 5 universe is almost tailor-made for a game, especially an immersive, online experience.”
I was a huge fan of B5 myself, but I don’t know how enthusiastic I’d be about a MMORPG based on it. Star Wars Galaxies was a big disappointment for a lot of people so much so that with the latest expansion they’re completely changing how the game plays moving it away from the traditional round-based action of most MMORPGs towards a more real-time form of play to try and make it feel more like Star Wars and less like EverQuest in Star Wars pajamas. I don’t know that a B5 following the traditional MMORPG formula would be any better, though there’s certainly no shortage of source material to build a game from. If it happens I’ll be keeping an eye on it to see how it turns out.
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