A few months ago, we did a story on the Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter and at the time someone mentioned that this might be a lead-in to a Shadowrun MMO project. Well, it seems like they were right… somewhat.
The project — which still has 20 days left — has a funding goal of $500,000. This is the minimum for an MMO that the developers intend to release on PC, Mac, iOS and Android tablet. Currently it’s sitting at a little over $100,000.
Once launched the game will use a buy to play format similar to that of Guild Wars 2. Players will have to pay for future expansions.
One of the more interesting features of the game is that the players are to have a lasting effect on the universe. Any changes that result in the MMO will be carried over into the pen and paper version. The team even promises to produce a book for Shadowrun 4th edition.
It will be interesting to see how all of this works out. Shadowrun fans are known for being pretty particular when it comes to video games based off the IP.
So I guess the question is… How excited for this game are the Shadowrun fans in our community?