I’m not sure how many of you have ever read or attempted to read The Wheel of Time books by the late Robert Jordan. If you haven’t, you should know that they are a huge series of epic fantasy books, sometimes awesome, sometimes frustrating, but always long. They are now on book 11 out of 12, with the last being finished by a new author, since Jordan has passed on.
Well, in news that’s not so surprising, it looks like Red Eagle Entertainment has picked up the rights to do movies, TV shows, and even games based on the property. Quite frankly, I’m surprised this didn’t go down sooner, considering how many fans of the series there are out there.
The interesting bit is that Red Eagle apparently wants to milk the franchise for all its worth, not only making games based on each book, but making an MMO title as well, putting you in the world of Aes Sedai and the Dragon Reborn.
The books certainly have enough characters to populate an online world. Hell, every player could be a character from the book if he/she wanted, there are so damn many. While I’m not sure how the mechanics would work (for instance, males wouldn’t be able to use magic since it’s illegal), it seems like maybe a prequel would be the best bet.
Have any of you guys read this series? Thoughts? I think one MMO is a good thing to bet on, but making a game for each book, PLUS an MMO seems a little much.