Square Enix isn’t doing an RPG.
I mean, they’re still doing probably 50, but today they announced an exciting new venture into the browser-based market with Gameglobe. Joining together with established browser-game developers Bigpoint, the two companies are creating a game that will offer players endless possibilities.
Gameglobe seeks to allow players “free access to endless game worlds and creative possibilities, all in HD quality. Players can choose to either create their own game or simply play the multitude of levels available at launch.” The game is currently in closed beta, but anyone interested in getting their hands on it can sign up over at the newly launched Gameglobe website.
This title appears to be incredibly ambitious, truly aiming to create an open world where anyone can make their own game. Surely there will be some limitations and there will likely be only a handful of game types that really stick, but this is the internet we’re talking about here. People always find new and exciting ways to be immensely creative in even the most limited forums, so with all these tools at the disposal of players, Square Enix and Bigpoint could be onto something here.
There’s something exciting about a game that could literally never end. The idea of hopping onto Gameglobe every day and seeing a heap of new content without having to pay a dime could provide players with a very addictive experience. Assuming the core title is fun and gives people plenty to work with, this could very well be the next big thing, especially for the casual crowd.
Player-created content is huge right now, and with a big name like Square Enix getting on board with a project this big that will likely hit the likes of Facebook and other social media pretty hard, there’s no telling how huge this game could be. Everyone will have their chance at being a hot-shot game designer, and with the potentially massive number of people the game could reach, you never know what could happen!