Project Copernicus video gives a glimpse at the work-in-progress MMO

A new video has been posted on YouTube which gives us one of our best glimpses yet of the canceled MMO known only as Project Copernicus. 

Developed by Big Huge Games, Project Copernicus was lost in the calamity that was the closure of 38 Studios. Rarely have we had the chance to see the in-progress MMO, but this new video gives us a great new look at what is obviously one of the game's major cities.

It's not clear what portion of the game this city represents, or if this is a large part of what was developed. That said, the video only actually shows the one major city (or so it seems) with concept art filling in the rest. While the major city is of unparralleled beauty in the MMO genre, it's tough not to wonder if too much work went into that small area.

Embedding has been disabled on the video, but you can access it on YouTube here. Just try not to tear up when Aerith's theme kicks in. Why does everything beautiful have to die?


  • Vincent Wolf - August 22, 2012 11:42 p.m.

    Video meant to show potential of the game to someone who'd buy it and let them continue the work? And I really wish them luck with that, looks pretty fantastic.
  • mrdr1ller - August 22, 2012 4:57 p.m.

    Normally I think that these tragedies are more of a guidance to those who wish to attempt such epic projects and to simply mourn the loss but I cannot stand for this. I demand that a kickstarter campaign be established to revive this project. And we shall prance down the road hand in hand singing with Project Copernicus.
  • erbclub - August 22, 2012 2:23 p.m.

    That was beautiful, i really want to walk down those streets now. to bad, and yes it does look like maybe they got to wrapped up in making it look so good that they were doomed to have it run out of time and money no matter what. Still...what could have been?? maybe a large studio can pick this up and breath new life into it.
  • ObliqueZombie - August 22, 2012 2:22 p.m.

    If this IS officially cancelled, I'm glad. The MMO genre is getting too crowded, even compared to FPS, and I'm tired of seeing new MMOs pop up and die. And dammit, I love MMOs! But beautiful it is. If anything, it could've been a non-bland TERA--at least graphically.
  • Andrew Groen - August 22, 2012 1:30 p.m.

    It's all part of our plot to gain infinite clicks! HAHA! CLICKS! MORE CLICKS! YES! GIVE US ALL THE PAGEVIEWS!!! MUAHAHAHA! In all seriousness, the broken link should be fixed and we're really grateful for the heads-up! :D
  • artistjdk - August 22, 2012 1:24 p.m.

    That link to youtube links straight back to this article. I got stuck in an endless loop almost!
  • gazzc - August 22, 2012 1:30 p.m.

    I'm still clicking....

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