New Rift: Planes of Telara trailer revs up the MMO's hype machine

Is the gaming world big enough for another high-profile MMO? That's what Ubisoft and Trion Worlds are banking on as they ramp up promotion for their 2011 release of Rift: Planes of Telara with a new, hyperbole-filled beta trailer.

The trailer showcases the many ways Rift is planning to shake up the online scene, and comes just two days after Ubisoft penned a multi-year deal to distribute Rift across Europe. And, after slinging around phrases like, “Rift is the complete next-generation of online gaming,” and, “It's the MMO with everything you want, taken to the next level,” it's evident that both Ubisoft and Trion Worlds have high hopes for the new MMO entry.

Rift is on track to ship worldwide early next year. Registration for the beta has already begun at the game's official website.

Dec 3, 2010

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  • Spybreak8 - December 5, 2010 2:54 a.m.

    hmm nm video worked this time. Yeah it sounds good but it reminded me that I'm sooo looking forward to Guild Wars 2 because of those same features.
  • Spybreak8 - December 5, 2010 2:47 a.m.

    Video didn't work for me?! New player snafus? Yeah my friend told me about this game and I'm like Rifts of what now? Looks interesting and promising.
  • Not Snake - December 4, 2010 3:35 p.m.

    Holy crap! I'd written this game off for being an mmo the first time I saw it, but now...I'mma go register for beta now. Teleporting sniper. I'll admit, that was a stunning moment.
  • Wriggly - December 3, 2010 10:52 p.m.

    @Basilisk1991: You realize they can update the game whenever they want, right? They could add new rifts, or something completely different if they wanted to, which they will have to if they want the game to keep being fun. Plus, what you said is all speculation, you have no idea how much content there will be related to the rifts, I imagine a lot since that's one of the major selling points they're going with.
  • Basilisk1991 - December 3, 2010 10:43 p.m.

    Ok time for me to sum this up: hype, hype, hype, hype, hype, hype, & last but not least hype The appeal of these dynamic rifts will only last so long, considering there are probably only like a few models for every rift and each rift will probably have only a few enemy types per rift. So yeah the supposed Wow-killer won't last long.
  • Spacegrass - December 3, 2010 9:56 p.m.

    This looks a hell of a lot better than WoW, but they're taking a huge risk by making this, especially since it'll be competing with the Old Republic. I probably won't play Rift, but I'm hoping it succeeds, mainly because I got tired of hearing about Warcraft six years ago.

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