The picture you see here is labeled in our database as "MAGMaybe," and that's simply because we can't confirm if it's indeed a direct screenshot from the upcoming MMO called MAG ("Massive Action Game").
But you can bet that some official media is on the way at E3 in June, and in the meantime, we continue to hunt for more in the way of visual information. Well, thanks to European site Inside Gamer, we now have the best look yet at the online military/action extravaganza in the form of this video . It gives us brief glimpses of the gameplay and as you can see, with that many players going at it, the experience ought to be unparalleled. Also, contrary to what some believed when we first heard about the announcement (at last year's E3), this isn't a third-person shooter but a FPS, which gives it a special flavor. We're all used to that viewpoint by now but when you pop it into a MMO shooter, it immediately looks and feels fresh. The video also shows us plenty of different war vehicles, and although we're not quite certain which of them will be directly controllable, they all appear to be uber-effective. There's no doubt that a combined foundation of action and strategy will be the driving force behind MAG , and although we're not the biggest fans of MMOs, we're gonna have to give this one a try.
The game is scheduled to release later this year and again, we're fairly confident it will make a big appearance at E3. Also, we'll be tossing up a special Architecture Interview video for MAG a little later on, so keep checking back for that.
Related Game(s): MAG
OMG I will totally buy this game, it looks off the chain!
This is like Battlefield. I hope it gets as intense as that. Awesome!
If only this had single player(;
I hope this game turns out great!
looking good but am worried that it'll turn into one big frag party
looks sgreat even the gameplay looks good
I don't know if I want another FPS, even if its online with 255 other players. Looking at the video…I can see a huge frag fest taking place. I'll definite have to see more details at E3.
It looks good though, not great, but I didn't expect superior graphics in a game with this many ppl online.
Last edited by King James on 4/29/2009 3:24:35 PM
well said i totally agree… i think this would be better as a third person
This is a hands-on preview for MAG. I am now officially excited about this game. Its got that "R2 skirmish" feel to it. I love that mode. And it has this parts of a whole feature going on. There's an overall 3-way war going on 24-7 and you…just hit the link!
This is PS3 year for sure!!!!
The first few moments of online are going to be dis-orientatingly incredible.
Thanks for posting a link to that video, even though its in German. This game looks incredible and seems to represent a serious leap forward in the fps genre.
And for the naysayers, no one will miss you if you decide to play COD4 and Killzone for the next 5 years 🙂
lol well said nonprophet!!!
I think I'm already sold on this one! Team battles in FPSs are an absolute blast, and according to the trailer you can raise your rank to the point of being able to COMMAND THE WHOLE TEAM?! NICE!! Epic battles with 127 of my best friends as teammates? Just sounds amazing.
You have 127 friends? damn.
You made me feel sad I only got 3 ):
I dont know 127 people!
Haha, I don't know 127 people — friends AND enemies included — so maybe we'll have to start an OFFICIAL PSX MAG TEAM!!!!!!!!!! We would literally have room for EVERYONE who posts here regularly!!! Who's down for the cause?!?!
count me in.
Awesome and intense as it is…I'm more of a 4 vs 4 guy. I feel as if you connect with the whole team better that way. I know MAG has like squads with 8 people in it and stuff…but still 4 vs 4 just works out better for me.
Nevertheless…I'll pick this up…as long as it lives up to intensity shown on there.
And….as long as it changes the GOD DAMN NAME!!!!! MAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!! MASSIVELY ACTIONINTENSE GAAAAAAAAAAAAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jack Tretton: This game is great…
Kaz Hirai: what do we call it?
Zipper Interactive mem #1: Well there's going to be a lot of players….so it's massive
Zipper Interactive mem #2: OH OH OH!!! AND THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF ACTION!
Kaz Hirai: OH IT'S RIDGE RACER!!!!!!!!!!! RIDGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGE RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACERRRRRRR!!!!!
Jack Tretton: No it's nothing like it.
Kaz Hirai: Damn it you're right…ok how about we call it ………..MASSIVE.
Jack Tretton: No no no…ACTION is better
EVERYONE: MASSIVE ACTION GAME!!!! IN OTHER WORDS MAG!!!!!!
God…would I have given anything to be in that conference room.
Last edited by shadowpal2 on 4/29/2009 6:00:08 PM
i guess if you think about it, the name is a play on words… MAG stands 4 Massive Action Game, yes… but a "MAG" in war is the bullet cartridge… in my oppinion, the name fits perfectly when viewed this way… lots of players, means lots of bullets, which would put emphasis on the MAGazine.. if you know what i mean…
Damn, and I thought I had a vivid imagination, LOL
BTW, the vid looks awesome!
Just wish they had a single player mode too, cause I don't do multiplayer.
Will there be Co-op as well, or is this Competitive matches only? Just curious because I don't see how that SAM turret will fit in the competitive matches online.
Well, you cooperative battle other players. Its mission/objective based. So in a since, YES its co-op.
Last edited by King James on 4/29/2009 11:23:30 PM
Wicked trailer! I know this sounds premature but this could potentially be a Halo killer imo
halo killer = KZ2
Halo Decimator = MAG
IMHO, halo was good in all… but hardly practical…
Military Weapons Design Head: "Hmm…"
M.W.D guy: "What Sir?"
Head: "I Just Don't Know What This Gun Should Be coloured…"
Guy: "Umm sir, its a weapon, shouldn't it be coloured to match the terrain?"
Head: "Nonsense! I have the perfect idea!
Head: "YES! We Shall Make It Bright Purple!"
Guy: "Uh, are you sure that's wise sir?"
Head: "Of Course! Hell, We'll Even Give Them A Choice Of Colour For Their Uniforms too! They'll Never See Them Coming!!"
seriously? that's like hanging a giant KILL ME!!!!! Sign On A Sniper! (My First thought was a giant "Here I Am!!" Sign Over Groom Lake, AKA Area 51, but the former fit the topic more)
This does sort of remind me of a more intense and larger battlefield (which was great fun). The thing i worry about is how they populate matches. If not enough people get on board to play at any given moment how do you compensate for map size and squad size/number of platoons? Bots? Idk. The beauty of games like counterstrike were that you could play with just 5 people on a map and get away with it as well as play on maps with 6 times that many people. I just hope they find a way to handle that. If they can resolve that and lag then this is looking to be pretty interesting.
Anyone know if this will be like Planetside?
Is it an MMO? or a shooter that just has a bunch of people…