Friday, 13 August 2010

Mythics secret announcement - Bringing back the MMO Imperator?

From Superannuation:

The domain has been registered by Mythic Entertainment in December.

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A previous MMO by Mythic put on hold, this game was about the Roman empire that still exists in a futuristic Earth, you can check out links at IGN and Gamespot for more information about it:

Are we about to see a new MMO announcement from Mythic and EA?

Two things are clear here though...

1) Mythic have registered a new domain for a previously canned MMO.
2) Mythic have a special announcement next week.

Update 1: Here's some ALPHA footage of the game from 2005. Don't judge it in the slightest.

Update 2: Also to add to there is also which is very close to SPQR which is a term used for the Roman Senate (if I remember rightly..)

Update 3: Ok, more digging about, and a lot more URL's have been registered for Imperator. (Created in 2004)

(edit, apologies, the formatting of the email is a bit wonky, at least on my screen. It reads
Edit: 2. Added 2005 Alpha gameplay footage
Edit: 3. Also added
Edit: 4. Added more domains regarding Imperator)


  1. I dunno ... a futuristic MMO ... with SWTOR coming out I can't imagine EA would roll out something even remotely similar.

    Perhaps this concept is being repurposed into a console/PC RPG or action game?

    From all the tidbits I've picked up on blogs and the web it seems there will be multiple announcements. Apparently we could hear something about Ultima Online, DAOC, WAR, and now perhaps this.

    One week to go!

  2. For all we know it could be simply renewing the IP in some way so it cannot be taken by another company so I'm not reading too much into it. I also find it hard to imagine Mythic maintaining a 4th MMO and as you said, this would clash with SWTOR.

    I honestly doubt it will be another MMO announcement but it also seems to fit the slot a bit too well to be ignored.

  3. I'm going to have to agree with Lokax. This looks like a simple renew/transfer of the domain name. The link below shows that it has been in use for quite a while.

    All evidence (and Mythic) point towards the announcement being about WAR. It was said in the WAR newsletter, the WAR producer and community rep are going to Gamescom, they also want to talk about the news at Warhammer's Gamesday in Balt...