Thursday, 18 December 2008

Take-Two Drops Champions Online

Last week Atari made a move on Cryptic Studios last week doubts fell over the studios big project other wise known as Champions Online the game that was born out of the failed Marvel Universe Online.

So due to Atari now owning the publisher of Take-Twos next big title the future of the title began to come into unrest talks went on for a week until today it was announced that Take Two would be dropping Champions after it's studio had been brought by Atari.

Take Two president Ben Feder had this to say,

"We no longer intend to publish the MMOG Champions Online due to Atari's acquisition of Cryptic,"

Take Two washing their hands of the project is to be expected really as acquisitions often put a dampener on any existing agreements between companies.

However weather Chapions Online will stick to its scheduled release slot of Spring now that Atari have taken over the publishing is still left to be seen, as when Atari mentioned Champions they just gave it a vague 2009 slot.

However it still looks likely to meet this date as developers Cryptic have upped their work effort into the game by bringing on board Bill Roper Cocreater of Diablo and Hellgate.

Champions Online is being developed for Xbox 360 and PC.

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