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PostSubject: MAG Information   Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:43 am



This thread will be kept updated about the game Zipper announced at
E3. As of right now its being called "Massive Action Game" although it
is possible that it is a placeholder name until a final name is chosen. Time will tell.

Gameplay Information:
• 256 players
• 8 player squads
- Each squad has separate objectives to complete
- Inspiration from real life military operations• Lead by people who are "proven" to be good leaders
- Squad Leaders vs Even higher Chains of Command
• Character advancement tree to fine-tune your character
- Character development is about customization, personalizing, and specializing
- Not a linear progression benefiting the player (ex. not like COD, Battlefield)
• Medal/Award system will be in place
• Vehicles including ground and air combat
• Set in the near future, 10-20 years
- Many weapons in the game are weapons currently in experimental/testing phases
• Long Term Goals• Action Shooter at its core
• Strictly multiplayer
- Online only

General Information:
• Zipper has been working on the game for about 3 years
- Created a brand new server architecture to make the number of players possible in game at once
• Graphically Impressive (Look at the In-Game Screenshot in the "Images" Section below)
• Will NOT carry the SOCOM franchise name (Confirmed via PlayStation Blog) & (Confirmed via Abigale)
2009 Release -> Sony confirms MAG for '09 (Press Release via Wired)
"Groundbreaking large scale combat, intimacy of 8-player squad combat, and character growth"

Unconfirmed/Rumors
Will carry the SOCOM name• Name change to MAG: Shadow War
• Three warring factions (Hammer, Raven, Sver)
- 3 Confirmed, possibly more?
• Map Locations - Spain, France, Russia, Kazakhstan, Egypt
• Possible Pay to Play online? One time fee or subscription.
• Currently in Pre-Alpha Testing

Images!


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Factions!



Concept Art!



Latest Update from Zipper:

Hello, All-
At long last, information about MAG will now begin to trickle out to you!
Details on MAG will begin to emerge, starting today! Be sure to bookmark www.magshadowwar.com and check there regularly for new details.
There
will be some things there for you to figure out for yourself. We hope
you enjoy that and all that we have planned for you over the coming
weeks!

We are looking forward to hearing more of your feedback and discussions here on the MAG Forum!

(Posted 4/7)

Videos:

E3 MAG Presentation, ok quality (Video Starts at 84:11)
E3 Trailer Only (Gametrailer SD, no HD yet)
GameSpot Interview (Interview with Andy from Zipper)

Links:

Insider Describes the World of Sony's MAG (*Rumors/Unconfirmed)
PlayStation Blog (First Look at MAG) - 7/22 (Reveals first in-game Screenshot)
Official MAG Website

Thanks to:

Vanila Gorila for Presentation video link.
red1126 for Gamespot interview link.
Naustradamus for factions image.KIT-_-KAT for SOCOM relationship link.
Stormtrooper501 for maps image.
Playstation Forums US for this thread.

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PostSubject: Re: MAG Information   Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:23 am

ok, I need this
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