New Development on Hold for The Mummy OnlinePublished on: 14 June, 2012
Even titans of the browser-based gaming industry sometimes have to make difficult decisions, and the latest word from Bigpoint is that they’ve had to make such a decision regarding The Mummy Online. Unlike the company’s blockbuster games such as Farmerama and Battlestar Galactica Online, The Mummy Online just never reached critical mass; it simply had too few players. Because of the small player base, resources that had been devoted to the game will now be reallocated to other projects, and no new development for The Mummy Online is currently planned.
Bigpoint is still considering the game’s viability in the long term, and it could still turn out to be a sleeper hit — it’s still going to be available to play, and it has a devoted fan base — but the expansions and updates will go to the publisher’s higher-profile titles that already have large, established player bases. Another possibility is that the game may be re-worked to keep the ancient Egyptian theme but lose the tie-in to an older movie.
We wish the best of luck to all of the people who worked so hard on The Mummy Online. It’s never happy news to see a game go on hold.
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