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US Navy to Launch MMO Sim

Posted May 12, 2011 by Suzie Ford

US Navy to Launch MMO Sim

The United States Navy is ready to launch its first MMOG to allow both military and civilian 'players' to participate in anti-piracy maneuvers to foster "out of the box" thinking with regard to the recent increases in high seas piracy. While simulated war games have long been used for training purposes, this is the first time such tactics have been deployed on such a large scale. The "game" is expected to launch on May 16th.

"We hope MMOWGLI will help us to understand what happens when your insights are combined with the observations and actions of another player," said Dr. Larry Schutte, director of innovation at the Office of Naval Research, which led development on the project. "Will that fusion result in a game-changing idea or solution, or will the MMOWGLI platform teach us something about our traditional thought processes?"

Read more at FastCompany.com. You can also check out the game documentation.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom

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