|Hedone, the most anticipated MMOFPS by Acony, surely will be an interesting new point of view for this kind of games. We told with Mario Rizzo, creative director, to know more about this product.|
Hedone has a lot of features that are slightly different from the traditional military FPS titles on the market. The primary differentiator in core gameplay is that in Hedone you are not just rewarded for killing an opponent, you are rewarded for how entertaining you are during a match. This is one of our core pillars of the game and it’s a system called, “Heat”.
MMORPGITALIA: What kind of progression will have my character during the game?
Characters progress in Hedone much like in traditional RPG titles. You character data is persistent and there are several different levels of “Fame” your character can achieve. The more famous you become, the more access you get to new skills, equipment, weapons, etc…
MMORPGITALIA: Customization in Hedone.
Hedone features a robust character and clothing customization suite. We have hundreds of items that can each support 40 different textures to give your avatar a unique look within the game world.
The characters in Hedone are in a TV show. Audience will have an active role in the game?
The contestants of Hedone are featured in a reality, combat game show. We do have plans for the audience of Hedone but as we have just unveiled the title we are not discussing all of the game features just yet.
MMORPGITALIA: We will be able to destroy all the sets in Hedone?
Hedone is developed in Unreal Engine 3 and does utilize PhysX to incorporate physics and destructible environments in the game world.
MMORPGITALIA: Will there be an item shop?
Hedone does feature several shops where players will be able to purchase items, equipment, and skills with either in-game or real money currency.
MMORPGITALIA: How many modalities will have the game at launch (deathmatch, capture the flag ..)?
Currently, we have only announced the initial game mode for our closed beta which is a variation of Arena based team deathmatch gameplay. Future game modes will be announced at a later date.
MMORPGITALIA: Could we form clans in Hedone?
We are currently not discussing our clan functionality but this is something we will unveil at a later date.
Hedone will be available both for Pc and console?
Correct, Hedone will initially be available on PC and then will be a downloadable title on Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network.
MMORPGITALIA: What kind of games, MMOs or movies have inspired the development of the game?
Hedone has mostly been inspired by the changes in modern culture and the advent of reality TV. When you look at what’s happening on YouTube and see shows like Big Brother or X Factor we thought a show of this nature while fantastical, might not be too far off from what happens after UFC.
MMORPGITALIA: We can consider Hedone more a multiplayer FPS or a MMOFPS with RPG elements?
Hedone is a persistent multiplayer FPS with RPG elements.