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Battlefield EARTH

Westwood Studios joins the online RPG wars with EARTH AND BEYOND

By Troy Roberts and James Stevenson     June 18, 2002

Earth and Beyond
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One of the biggest games of the season makes it debut toward the end of summer: EARTH AND BEYOND from Westwood Studios. EARTH AND BEYOND is the first "massively multiplayer online role-playing game" released by Westwood Studios, and it looks to set new standards in the online RPG genre.

"I don't think you can compare EARTH AND BEYOND to other MMORPGs," says Eric Wang, producer of EARTH AND BEYOND. "By its nature, it shares elements with games such as EVERQUEST and ANARCHY ONLINE, but we've really expanded the scope of this genre. Most importantly, we're offering players many different ways to play the game. No longer will players suffer from the 'fight, kill, sell, repeat' path to advancement of traditional online games. We've designed EARTH AND BEYOND so that players will have many different ways of gaining experience. Combat will be important, but so will exploration, trading, negotiating, mining and many other activities."


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