Huxley, an MMOFPS currently under development by Webzen Games, is a title that is generating much hype amongst the FPS community. Set for release on both Xbox 360 and PC sometime in 2008, the recent news that the game has entered phase 2 of closed beta suggests that we may be seeing it sooner, rather than later.
Huxley will allow for players on both PC and Xbox 360 to play together in the same MMO environment.
Here's a taster of what Huxley, a game being developed using the Unreal Engine 3, will have to offer.
- Huxley delivers the excitement and rich gameplay experience of an MMORPG while combining the knuckle-whitening action of an FPS. Players can communicate with each other in a virtual online city, and participate in side battles with the intuitive PvP (player vs. player) system. Everything a character does in the Huxley world directly affects the success of not only the individual, but also of their race and party; from battles to behaviors, all interactions are linked to the survival of a character’s entire race.
- Huxley goes past traditional death match FPS gameplay by challenging players to adapt to new forms of combat to protect the interests of the camp. Servers will be solely dedicated to accommodate millions of users engaged in fast paced, large-scale combat. Players will require strategy and cooperation to achieve victory. Extensive multiplayer battle modes are available each with a variety of unique fighting techniques and special characteristics.
- Huxley has advanced A.I. that rivals other online games. Enemies in Huxley demonstrate remarkable intelligence, which can be used to a player’s advantage or demise. Quests in Huxley will take players on paths of intrigue to uncover conspiracies resulting in confrontations. Each quest is continually updated so players feel as though they are enjoying a new story mode every time they play.
- The characters in Huxley are continuously growing, which is rare in FPS games. Players are able to enhance their own combat styles by obtaining out-of-this-world weapons and new skills, which in turn continuously challenges players to adopt different gameplay styles as they progress.
Now the question of when the game will be released comes about, with the developer site claiming that it will be, "within 2007," and others claiming a Q2 2008 release.