We still know next to nothing about it Wonder Womanthe new action-adventure game from Shadow of Mordor Developer Monolith Productions. However, this past weekend we learned an important detail: according to the project’s publisher, it will not be a live service game.
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Earlier this month, the gaming and tech website WCCFTech reported on a job advertisement at Monolith Productions. The position is planned for the coming period Wonder Woman Title and reportedly listed “Help maintain a live software product or game” as a desirable skill for the role, suggesting that the studio’s next project could include some sort of live service elements like Gotham Knights or what is to come Suicide Squad. However, at the time of writing, this part of the job description has already been removed. Now there are several websites that are picking up on the message Wonder Woman It could be a games-as-as-service (GaaS) title, as publisher Warner Bros. Games has directly denied the claims IGN that it is the exact opposite.
“Wonder Woman is a single-player action-adventure game set in a dynamic open world,” said a Warner Bros. Games spokesperson IGN on November 17th. “This third-person experience will allow players to take on the role of Diana of Themyscira and present an original story set in the DC Universe while incorporating the Nemesis System.” Wonder Woman is not designed as a live service Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman Will Defy An Obnoxious Gaming Trend.”
This quote contains two interesting pieces of information. The first is that Warner Bros. Games categorically denies the live reports. Many games from the last few years – as well as the upcoming superhero shooter brawler Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League– have gone the GaaS route, trying to maximize engagement (and profits) by introducing new content, features and events designed to keep players immersed in them for hours at a time like second (or third) jobs Log in title.
Sometimes it works well, e.g Fourteen days with its many seasons. However, with gamers potentially reaching a sort of live service fatigue, it appears that at least some studios are moving away from these elements. BioWare, for example, has scrapped plans to include them in the upcoming game Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, Bloomberg reported in February 2021. And Marvel’s Avengersa high-profile GaaS title that launched just three years ago Development ended and was pulled from stores after it failed to gain widespread acceptance among fans.
The other interesting detail is the final confirmation of the Nemesis system‘s return. Patented by Monolith Studios and used in the two awarded Middle-earth Games – 2014 Shadow of Mordor and its 2017 sequel, Shadow of War– This mechanic allowed any enemy in the games to become stronger by fighting you and remember the defeats they suffered at your hands. Think of it as a grudge; The more interactions you have with different orcs, the more powerful (or fearful) they become.
It was a provocative system that added character and depth to every enemy in the game and gave them the potential to pose a major threat. So far it has only been assumed that the Nemesis system will make a comeback in 2019 Wonder Womanbased on information from Warner Bros. Games at the time of the project’s announcement in December 2021. Now the publisher has directly confirmed that the feature is back, which is true because the Nemesis system reigned.
Kotaku has reached out to Warner Bros. Games for comment.
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This news comes just like Warner Bros. Games promised that more titles in its portfolio would contain more GaaS elements. The company said during a Nov. 8 earnings call that its focus was “to further focus on gameplay through live services, multiplayer and free-to-play expansions.” Even if Wonder Woman is supposedly not a live service game (and we still don’t have a release window for it), you might want to brace yourself for any game published by Warner Bros., as it’ll likely demand more money from you.