'True Fantasy Live Online' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 13, 2002 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that it is currently developing a massively multiplayer online role-playing game in conjunction with Level-5 Inc., tentatively titled “True Fantasy Live Online" that is compatible with the Xbox online gaming service, Xbox Live. "True Fantasy Live Online" will utilize broadband and voice chat features to provide an online gaming experience only possible on Xbox Live. This game will be shown to the public at Tokyo Game Show 2002 starting on September 20, 2002. Check the first screens!

"True Fantasy Live Online" takes place in a world filled with fantastical characters such as high-flying broomstick-riding wizards and armies of armored knights working together to vanquish evil creatures that threaten the innocent. Numerous players will work and play together in one of the largest massively multiplayer online role- playing games created for Xbox Live.

In the "True Fantasy Live Online" world, players can create their own unique alter egos for themselves, tailoring their in-game avatars to fit their playing style and personal preferences. And with the voice chat feature, chatting with others becomes as natural and as easy as talking to friends on the phone ... a far cry from bulky keyboards that require putting down the controller.

Xbox Live is the exclusive online game service for Xbox that will be available in Japan, North America and Europe this year. With its built-in hard disk and Ethernet port, the Xbox was designed for online gaming from the ground up. By connecting Xbox to their local broadband network, users will be able to enjoy games that take them beyond the confines of their homes. Xbox Live's unique features include the Matchmaking facility which lets players find other gamers to play with, and the Friends list which, lets players find friends and invite them to play their favorite games together. The Xbox Live Starter Kit includes 12 months of online service, the Xbox Communicator, and ready-to-play pack-in demos.

Xbox (http://www.xbox.com/) is Microsoft's future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful games experiences ever. Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Xbox is now available in North America, Japan, Europe and Australia.

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