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What if... A Rifts MMO

Posted May 25, 2010 by Jon Wood

What if... A Rifts MMO

Recent lawsuits have given way to's Jon Wood waxing poetic about what an MMO based in the Rifts universe might be like.

On May 12th, we learned that the game formerly known as Heroes of Telara and later re-named Rift: Planes of Telara had run into a spot of legal trouble over the name change. It seems as though Palladium Books is suing Trion Worlds over the use of the name. You see, Palladium is responsible for a sci-fi IP known as Rifts.

Now I'm not going to get into the whole legal mess and whether or not the charges are merited. That's not my strength and really, it doesn't matter a lick to MMO fans. The charges however were enough to get some people thinking: What if they were to make an MMORPG based on the Rifts universe?

With sci-fi MMOs beginning to take a larger and larger share of the traditionally fantasy-based genre, many have asked the question why no studio has stepped up and claimed the well known pen and paper IP. Today, we wanted to take some time to consider that possibility and think about what a Rifts game might look like.

Read What if... A Rifts MMO.


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