UNIT 01 AO1
INVESTIGATE AND EXPLAIN HOW DIFFERENT GENRES HAVE DEVELOPED
FOR CONTRASTING MEDIA PRODUCTS
History of RPG’s & ...
EverQuest II was released in 2004 by
Sony Entertainment and was expected to
dominate the market because of its
original Ev...
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  1. 1. UNIT 01 AO1 INVESTIGATE AND EXPLAIN HOW DIFFERENT GENRES HAVE DEVELOPED FOR CONTRASTING MEDIA PRODUCTS History of RPG’s & MMORPG’s RPG stands for Role Playing Games, and MMORPG stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games. In the 70's, the first modern MMORPG's came around, for example Mazewar was released on Imlac PDS-1 in 1974, and was one of the earliest examples of a First-Person Shooter. The players move in tile-based movement, turning right of left in 90-digrees.  In the 1996, Meridian 59 was released as the first 3D MMORPG ever. It was one of the worst games where you paid a flat monthly payment to play online. It was developed by Archetype Interactive and published by 3DO.  Soon after many other RPG producing companies brought their own games live to the internet. Soon second generation MMORPG's were introduced and gaming was revolutionised by insanely addictive games which were far more advanced that any other online games. Anarchy online is an example of a large grossing MMORPG, it was released in 2001 for PC and was favoured mostly for its PVP (Player Versus Player) game style. Games such as Anarchy online had many issues with handling the huge player base. Upon the release of Anarchy, other games such as EverQuest and Lineage II were released and competing against each other in the market MMORPG market.  Lewis Moran
  2. 2. EverQuest II was released in 2004 by Sony Entertainment and was expected to dominate the market because of its original EverQuest games popularity. But Blizzard Entertainment soon after released their new hit game, World of Warcraft which soon became the most subscribed MMORPG to be made, at one point it had over 13 million subscribers and no game could compete with it, World of Warcraft is still played today, almost 8 years on and its reputation is still stampeding the market, due to its consistency, given by its Expansions and updates. Lewis Moran

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