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Is Huxley Ever Going to Come Out?

Posted on: April 17, 2010

It looks like Huxley: The Dystopia is going to join Priston Tale 2 and Dreamland Online in the ‘never going to be released’ club. I remember YEARS ago, Huxley was announced as an MMO shooter for consoles, but has since transformed into a free to play MMOFPS for the PC. ijji, the folks behind GunZ, Lunia, Soul of the Ultimate Nation, Soldier Front and Drift City, were supposed to publish the game. Unfortunately, Huxley has remained in closed beta testing for over a year now without ANY updates. As a big fan of MMOFPS games, I’m a bit disappointed that Huxley may never get released. Obviously, this is only speculation, but from what I’ve observed, games that go years without any real production updates are the games that never come out.

The concept of an MMOFPS with an actual persistent world sounds awesome. Huxley was supposed to have many more ‘RPG’ elements than other shooters. The game was supposed to be a bit like Planet Side, a relatively unknown subscription based MMOFPS by Sony Online Entertainment. If you’ve ever played Planet Side, you’ll definitely agree with me that it was an awesome game. Even if you didn’t like the game’s mechanics, the concept of a persistent world MMO shooter is awesome. Huxley is still being developed by Webzen and uses the Unreal Engine 3 – so the graphics are definitely top notch.

Come to think of it, there are a numerous games in the ‘never going to be released’ club. Kart Rider, by Nexon (The same guys behind Mabinogi, Combat Arms and MapleStory), had its open beta back in 2007 and has since disappeared without any formal announcement. Dance Groove Online has been ‘coming soon’ on Outspark’s (Guys behind Fiesta Online, Erebus: Travia Reborn and Secret of the Solstice), portal for ages. Priston Tale 2 has also been coming soon forever.

I don’t really care too much about the other delayed MMORPGs, but I really want to see Huxley get released. I’m confident that if ijji just launches the open beta for the game, it could be hugely popular.

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