Trion Worlds, the heavily VC-funded MMO start-up, has spent over $50 million on its first project, the group's boss has confirmed.
That project, entitled Rift: Planes of Telara, has been in development for some four years due to project delays.
Trion CEO Lars Buttler told Develop the game's exorbitant budget - parly due to the engineering of Trion's own development platform - signals how serious the company is in entering the MMO space.
Rift: Planes of Telara is already very ambitious because it is over $50 million in development,” he said. One of the first questions we asked before we started the Rift project was, ‘why cannot online games be of the quality of videogames?'"
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