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Dark Age of Camelot: "Whore?"
Posted: Thursday June 22nd, 2006 by

Tuesday June 20th, EA announced that it would be acquiring Mythic Entertainment, developers of the RvR-based Dark Age of Camelot, and the upcoming Warhammer Online. Analysts believe this is a move by EA to get their foot in the door of console MMOGs and to "take a bite out of the massive WoW pie". The purchase price has not been released. Mythic Entertainment will be renamed EA Mythic. Finalization of the acquisition should take place sometime between July and September of this year.
Source: Gamespot [ more info ]

I know the comic seems snippy, but until something happens to prove me wrong, I do not believe that this is a bad move for Mythic or that it will result in the "death" of DAoC.

EA seems to see the larger picture. And, with Mythic letting folks know at E3 that WAR was running on the 360, Warhammer online could move onto consoles virtually unrivaled. Console exposure could mean subscriber numbers rivaling WoW. It's a long shot, but the notion is certainly plausible.

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Sorry about any weirdness in the comic's colors. I've got the Cintiq connected to my laptop so I can still work. But, the image quality on the Cintiq is not great it doesn't seem to like being adapter-ed down to VGA.

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This thread is NOT for EA bashing... or "smishing" as the case may be.

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