‘Empire of Sports’ is the world’s first massively multi-player online role-playing game platform (MMORPG) built entirely around sports. It is designed to allow millions of players around the world to simultaneously exist in a persistent online universe, where their avatars socially interact, train, compete and attend events in various sports disciplines to build a virtual sporting existence.
Building on the unprecedented rise of persistent gaming worlds, Empire of Sports opens up a completely new realm for gamers and online users: the exciting and thrilling world of sports. At the centre of the gamers’ attention is their virtual representation in the sports world, the avatar or player character. The player assumes the role of a single player character throughout the entire game, which will result in an up to now unimagined gaming experience, especially in team sports.
Available to play from the off are five sports, each of which will pit player versus player for the ultimate competition. Tennis, basketball, skiing, bobsleigh, track & field and some training games are all available immediately, with soccer – featuring 11 players on each team – launching shortly. In addition, players will be able to compete in in-game tournaments, customise their avatar and property with in-game items, travel to other sporting cities, meet virtual coaches, and even join virtual societies.
Empire of Sports has added a new playable environment offering players the rustic charm of French cities with tiny cobbled streets and sophisticated chic architecture. This is in addition to the current city - Britain - making the meeting places and cultural hubs within the game realistic for this incredible sporting world.
The cities within Empire of Sports serve as a central meeting place, in which players can meet up to socialise before and after sporting events as well as to challenge each other to various sporting activities such as tennis, basketball, athletics and skiing. France will serve as the focal point for French-speaking players to gather and communicate in their native language, while the UK will remain as the home of English-speaking athletes within the Empire.
Anyone wishing to participate in the private phase of the first sporting Massively Multiplayer Online game can visit http://www.empireofsports.com/ and select the ‘Private Launch’ button to join in what is set to be an amazing sporting adventure.
- The first true multi-sport MMORPG
- A journey that will take you from being an ambitious and talented rookie to the heights of sports stardom
- Create your own individual character and develop its skills and capabilities in various sports
- Participate in multi-player sports action in football, basketball, tennis, skiing, bobsleigh, athletics and gym games
- Interact with thousands of other players in virtual city centers
- Compete in matches and competitions for all levels and reach the top of your sports league
One last detail: One of the major differences between reality and Empire of Sports is the coexistence of men and women in Empire of Sports teams. Gender doesn’t have any impact on performance. We don’t care if you’re a boy or a girl, it’s the score when the buzzer goes that decides who is best.
Among the high quality multiplayer sports games available at the launch of Empire of Sports will be Basketball, Tennis, Skiing, and a series of fitness and training games. Other major sports will be announced as the platform develops.
Full details on the game will be unveiled just before the game is launched fully in early 2008, but a limited number of European gamers can gain access now by heading over to the game’s official website.
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