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Twisted Pixel Had A Hand In Turbine's Console MMO

A man hopes it's a Harry Potter joint.

An Xbox Live Arcade specialist has had its hands in Turbine's cookie jar at some point in the past, helping the Lord of the Rings Online creators with a console-bound MMO.  This studio is none other than Twisted Pixel, the minds behind such titles as The Maw, 'Splosion Man, and the forthcoming Comic Jumper.

"It's still hush hush, but we just finished a contract with Turbine to help them build an awesome new MMO intended for consoles," the studio blurted on its website, as spotted by Massively. "If you want more than that, you'll have to take it up with Turbine because we can't spill the beans on their top-secret game."

"It was a fun project," the listing adds in past tense, "and we're proud of our work. We can't wait to play it ourselves when it's released."  


== TEASER ==This Turbine console MMO remains as mysterious as ever. I've had it in my head that Lord of the Rings Online console has remained the only console MMO the studio is working on, but it's definitely possible this is something different. As Eurogamer notes, more recent rumors have pegged Turbine as working on a Harry Potter MMO, which makes some sense in light of its acquisition by Warner Bros. in 2010.

The notable lack of MMOs on the Xbox 360 for financial and technical reasons makes a case that this MMO may never see a 360 release, but anything is possible on this fair planet. For, example, my iPhone 4 pre-order was never slapped with a delay. 

This isn't the first time that Twisted Pixel has done a little contract work. As noted on its website, bits and pieces of Blitz: The League II and NBA Ballers: Chosen One were "owned" by the studio.
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Posted by BradNicholson

An Xbox Live Arcade specialist has had its hands in Turbine's cookie jar at some point in the past, helping the Lord of the Rings Online creators with a console-bound MMO.  This studio is none other than Twisted Pixel, the minds behind such titles as The Maw, 'Splosion Man, and the forthcoming Comic Jumper.

"It's still hush hush, but we just finished a contract with Turbine to help them build an awesome new MMO intended for consoles," the studio blurted on its website, as spotted by Massively. "If you want more than that, you'll have to take it up with Turbine because we can't spill the beans on their top-secret game."

"It was a fun project," the listing adds in past tense, "and we're proud of our work. We can't wait to play it ourselves when it's released."  


== TEASER ==This Turbine console MMO remains as mysterious as ever. I've had it in my head that Lord of the Rings Online console has remained the only console MMO the studio is working on, but it's definitely possible this is something different. As Eurogamer notes, more recent rumors have pegged Turbine as working on a Harry Potter MMO, which makes some sense in light of its acquisition by Warner Bros. in 2010.

The notable lack of MMOs on the Xbox 360 for financial and technical reasons makes a case that this MMO may never see a 360 release, but anything is possible on this fair planet. For, example, my iPhone 4 pre-order was never slapped with a delay. 

This isn't the first time that Twisted Pixel has done a little contract work. As noted on its website, bits and pieces of Blitz: The League II and NBA Ballers: Chosen One were "owned" by the studio.
Edited by EndrzGame

wee!
 
edit: DaveC524 you're a dirty dirty bird.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I liked Turbine's LOTRO, and I'm curious to see where this is heading.  I doubt I'd ever glance at a Harry Potter MMO, but if it's of the same quality, the franchise is in good hands.
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Posted by EpicSteve

Maw MMO, you herd it here first.

Posted by AlwaysAngry
@DaveC524 said:
" first "
You couldn't think of anything else to say?
Posted by superpapergun

I would love to play an MMO designed specifically for a console..  
Twisted Pixel is such a good name for a studio..

Posted by DizzyMedal

Website announcements are a new and interesting take on the meaning of 'hush hush' I guess. 
 
 Also, hope you enjoy your Iphone 4.
Posted by TwoOneFive
@DaveC524 said:
" first "
fuck you
Posted by JoeyRavn
@EndrzGame said:
" wee!  edit: DaveC524 you're a dirty dirty bird. "
@DaveC524 said:
" first "
It's called "AV Club" for a reason. You have to post first on a video article, not a written article.
Posted by skrutop
@JoeyRavn said:
" @EndrzGame said:
" wee!  edit: DaveC524 you're a dirty dirty bird. "
@DaveC524 said:
" first "
It's called "AV Club" for a reason. You have to post first on a video article, not a written article. "
FACE!
Posted by JokerClown88
@BradNicholson: Typo in your last paragraph. 
 
"  This isn't the first time thatTwisted Pixel has done a little contract work"
Posted by wolf_blitzer85
@EpicSteve said:
" Maw MMO, you herd it here first. "
KaPOW!
Posted by FireSketch

Goddamn, I would love a Harry Potter MMO so much.
I won't hide it, I love that series!

Posted by EndrzGame
@JoeyRavn: 
 
 
Posted by dirtyword

 There's no way to read the second half of this article in the iPhone app I bought from you!