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Halo co-creator's project: part MMO, part reality TV

Alex Seropian, the co-founder of Bungie, co-creator of Halo, and head of Wideload Studios, creators of Stubbs the Zombie, has another project on his plate: Spectrum MediaWorks. They plan on delivering X-Quest as both a massively multiplayer online game and a reality television show produced by Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment.

Sure, it sounds crazy, but that's an awful lot of talent to dismiss. Seropian says, "Entertainment convergence is something that has been talked about for a long time, but the multiple media distribution pipes are now in place to create properties that can work on multiple levels." It's unclear how the two properties will interact; according to Spectrum MediaWorks, "Gamers will be able to enter the world via Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and interact with reality show contestants... and events in the game will have a direct impact on the TV show."

Color us skeptical. Something about the combination of the Fox channel, reality shows, buzzwords like convergence, and a generi-title like X-Quest doesn't inspire confidence. Then again, the possibility that this could work, and that the 360 may have a killer MMO, has me all giddy.

[Via Joystiq]

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Dwayne1

3-01-2006 @ 6:01AM

Dwayne said...

reality TV sucks

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AK2

3-01-2006 @ 8:35AM

AK said...

You can say that again. Damn MTV.

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