Rise of the sports MMO

Dec 6, 2007

Orcs, pirates, superheroes… It was only a matter of time until we started seeing MMO sports games.

First up is Empire of Sports, which has you creating a sportsperson and training them up to become a super athlete, capable of competing in a variety of challenges. From the brains of French developer F4, Empire of Sports is promising to deliver strong community features, with several cities - each with their own style and vibe - providing the backdrop for player interaction.

After creating an avatar, you’ll need to head to the gym and start honing your character’s stats. Avatars will react to training and exertion like real people, and by that we don’t mean they’ll slump into a chair and stare at vacuous TV because they can’t be bothered to reach for the remote. Your character will use energy and lose fluids, while their physical appearance will be dictated by their training and the quality of food you force down their virtual pie holes. Your character’s performance will also depend on how you’ve trained them, what equipment they have, and their personal skill at each sport.


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