Runescape Developer Jagex Working On New MMO

The website developmag has released an article, Runescape developer Jagex has revealed it is working on a brand new MMO due for launch in March 2009.

The details are as below:
The unnamed MMO was revealed by CEO Geoff Iddison during a panel discussion at today#DY#s GameHorizon Conference in Newcastle.
Dubbed #DY#Nextscape#DY# by Iddison, the game was said to incorporate as Runescape does, a variety of business and subscription models to drive consumer engagement, he said.

However, although the company has run its successful Runescape MMO since 2001, offering biweekly content updates with the new property due to join it early next year, Iddison said that Jagex#DY# real value isn#DY#t its IP, but its infrastructure.

“We#DY#ve got an infrastructure behind Runescape which is the real silver of the Jagex, the value of the company,” said Iddison. “It#DY#s not the game, the game is going to come and go,” he said.
“The infrastructure is the thing that can scale. Runescape has 10 years of good growth, but the infrastructure is infinitely scalable,” he added of Jagex#DY# vast operation of servers and online support teams.
Although Jagex employs 400 people at its Cambridge, UK HQ, only 25 per cent are dedicated to development. Half the staff are focused on content and support while the rest are dedicated to that infrastructure.

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