BBC Worldwide talk MMO

Robert Nashak is the Executive Vice President of Digital Entertainment at BBC Worldwide and he spoke to gaming website Big Download recently about the upcoming Doctor Who MMO, Worlds in Time.

It’s a curious set of answers that takes in Doctor Who: The Adventure Games and Torchwood (tune in later for more on these) but also seems steeped in press-speak. For instance we find it incredulous that Three Rings were genuinely “the only choice” and that BBC Worldwide “never really considered anyone else” – Three Rings have made some good games but none of them have ever set the world alight. BigPoint, for one, would have been a more sensible choice.

If you’re looking for hints about how the game will play, whether Steven Moffat will be involved or if current star Matt Smith or any of his predecessors will be appearing, then prepare for a mix of disappointment and excitement, with a bit of “innovative gameplay” thrown in – hopefully not the sort of innovative gameplay that made Doctor Who: The Adventure Games so easy for 6 year olds.

BBC Worldwide’s Robert Nashak is only prepared to talk about the game as a social experience, it seems…

As an online social game, Doctor Who: Worlds in Time has social gameplay at its core. The game will not only foster collaboration and cooperation inside the game, but integrate with social platforms. We can’t reveal too much right now about how these mechanics will unfold.

So what he is saying there, people, is that it will be an MMO. Move along, nothing new to report here…

Head on over to to read the full interview…

(With thanks to John Callaham)


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