This week on TWIMMO, we get a little more info on how the PS2 esport thing is supposed to work.
We’re all still a little confused about how this PlanetSide 2 esport stuff is supposed to work but John Smedley doesn’t seem to be too worried. According to an interview with Joystiq he’s confident that working with MLG is a good place to start.
At the moment, it sounds like they’re planning on creating smaller environments, which may sound a bit un-PlanetSide 2-like.
Smedley also states that there are plans for a bracketed tournament for different sized groups. Instanced maps will be used for the tournament, but it looks like anyone can qualify for the tournament by simply playing PS2 normally.
The Elder Scrolls Online will use normal MMO camera angles.
That’s right. You can zoom in on your character, but you will not be able to see your hands or weapons. There are a couple of reasons they could have decided to do this. Time and effort seem like good reasons. Or perhaps it’s a technical thing in regards to how MMOs are played.
In other TESO news, the main story is completely instanced and you will not be able to share the experience with other players. Good news for Elder Scrolls fans and bad news for the general MMORPG populace?
Neverwinter‘s beta and founder packs.
Want to get into the Neverwinter beta? Well, it’s going to cost you. For assured entrance you will have to drop $60. This will guarantee you entrance into the three beta weekends occurring in February and March. And, if you want some codes for your friends… Well. That’s going to cost you $200. According to the Neverwinter team, these are both great values, but it should be kept in mind that all of these prices are for digital editions.
All that and more…
These are just a few things on this episode of TWIMMO. We also have talk about Wizardry Online, Age of Wushu and, of course, your viewer questions.
And, if you missed last week’s episode, you can find it here.