Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What Could Have Been

As a part of Mythic shutting down WAR,  Carrie Gouskos reflected a bit on WAR and revealed some interesting details.  Carrie was a Producer for WAR, one of many the game seemed to have over its lifetime.  I had to opportunity to meet her on a couple of occasions, she always seemed passionate about the game.

While I'm sure the article was well-intentioned, it also did sting a bit.  Carrie mentioned several things they had planned but never saw the light of day.

iPhone App.  They had a Realm WAR iPhone App completed.  I'm not sure why they would not release something that was already done, but they didn't.  I never had an iPhone, but it still could have been cool.

Vampire Count Expansion.  It had long been hinted at in the files, but Carrie confirmed work was done on a Vampire Count themed expansion called Blood Hunt.

Free to Play.  I think this was public knowledge, but they made a Free to Play version of WAR for the Asian markets.  Makes you wonder why they couldn't have used that work for WAR the last couple of years.

Karaz-A-Karak and Karak Eight Peaks.  Sounds like these cities were relatively close to being finished.  Of course, they need a good reason to be put into the game.  With the state of the campaign, I don't see how they would fit.  That is a topic for another time though.

Hearing all of the cool stuff we didn't get to see doesn't really leave me with a good feeling.  Who knows, some of them could have helped save WAR.  In the end it just leaves me with more questions about what they were about and why they never saw the light of day.