Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Zipper Producer: “MAG Is The Greatest Multiplayer Shooter I Know”

Recently Zipper Interactive held a Massive Action Game event in London, pitting American and European players against each other.

The whole idea was to giant connect players from both sides of the Atlantic in a challenge of “massive” proportions. In the first match-up, the Europeans defeated the Americans but in round two the Americans got their revenge. A draw.

In the midst of all the action, MAG producer Scott Rudi, took some time out to speak with French website Jeuxvideo. In the interview he said, “MAG is the greatest multiplayer shooter I know.”

“With 256 players gathered on the same card, MAG is the greatest multiplayer shooter I know,” he said. “It relies on three essential elements which are persistence, talent and leadership. We believe we have managed all aspects [of] the game and we hope you enjoy it.”

“With our command system, we want to reward the most seasoned players. This is optional. It is imperative to become a commander, players who want to become but cannot because the others already perform this function, will have to wait for another party.”

Rudi added: “Our system of team building [will] check if you’re often a commander and where appropriate, allow others equally competent to take this role. We want to avoid the same player control again and again. We prefer that all players who are able can take on the role.”

MAG is out now, according to the reviews, it’s a great experience garnering 8/10s and higher.

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  • newyearnewrule

    MAG has a lot of potential, it’ll be interesting to see how it turns out.

    I know I’ll be checking it out..

  • dlfootball72

    I don’t know about greatest multi-player shooter ever, but its a good game it has its positives and negatives. One thing that stands out is 256 players all on one map it gets crazy at times and really chaotic making you really feel you’re at war. A big drawback is there is no offline single player story mode everything takes place online which can turn some people away. Overall, awesome shooter game and I’d recommend it to any fan of fps’s

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Hey dl, I agree with all your points. I am also disappointed that there’s no offline campaign…

    Some people (like me) just enjoy a great campaign mode – offline.

  • dlfootball72

    I agree Ernice you think Zipper would have put a couple offline single player missions to introduce the story and background because people that didn’t play the beta aren’t gonna know the story or factions or why the shadow war is going on. Zipper missed out on taking their game from good to great

  • SEVENTY7

    I think it may be too early for such a statement, but the step they took in the direction of a more tactical-based multi-player, especially on the 256 player level, is amazing in my opinion. The last online only game I played was Warhawk, and I still play it, I love it. I didn’t mind not having an offline campaign in Warhawk – I loved the big maps, all the vehicles (especially flying the warhawks), and all out craziness (no real tactics in that game) and being an online only seemed to emphasize all those even more. So maybe that’s why it didn’t bother me. I feel it is kind of the same with MAG, but the craziness is replaced with tactics, real team work, choosing your PMC, etc. MAG 2 and Warhawk 2 to include single player campaign? After playing until early this morning, I think MAG is a great game and I still have a long ways to go.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Great thoughts, I think once we more gamers purchase the game and experience how it plays online, all the doubts and hesitation will diminish.

    It’s indeed a great game and a stellar effort from Zipper..