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Ubisoft was developing an Oblivion-style Might & Magic
Posted: 20.08.2011 06:01 by Comments: 5
According to the LinkedIn profile of a senior game designer, Ubisoft was experimenting with an "Oblivion-style" Might & Magic game, but eventually gave up on the project.

The designer was at the publisher's Shanghai outpost for seven months in 2009 at the time, and according to the LinkedIn profile, the developer worked on "game design and several story passes for unannounced Heroes of Might and Magic game, which began as an RTS and was changed to an Oblivion style RPG before being cancelled."

There are other goodies in the profile, such as working on the "reconstruction" of I Am Alive, and developing "a non-kill oriented FPS shooting system involving group AI behaviors where threats and wounding were promoted over murder as the most effective gameplay mechanic."

As it is, the only Might & Magic project being released in the next few weeks is their tactical strategy/RPG Might & Magic Heroes VI.
Source: Eurogamer
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Comments

By Kiam99 (SI Veteran Member) on Aug 20, 2011
Kiam99
Might & Magic have been pushed back to 13 october...they want to correct the things gamers did not like or did not work properly in the beta.

Source: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5861060878/m/8211029939
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 20, 2011
nocutius
Too bad, that world is quite rich. The game could have told a very good story.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Aug 21, 2011
bosnian_dragon
I'd love to see a new Might & Magic game based on exploring from 3rd (or 1st) person. Too bad they gave up :/
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 21, 2011
herodotus
I like the way the games are and have been (except for perhaps "M&M 5"). I'd rather see a move into RTS than First Person myself.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Aug 21, 2011
PowerJack
I'm with you herodotus.