Fine purveyors of quality entertainment and gentlemanly magazines, Playboy has decided to align themselves with the gaming company Bigpoint to work on the creation of a brand new MMO, entitled Poisonville. While this is not Playboy's first foray into the videogame world, as they have previously released Playboy: The Mansion, this one is looking to achieve more success.
Luckily, Bigpoint has an extremely good track record with their release history. Bigpoint is responsible for creating the MMO version of Battle Star Galatica. They just announced that they have registered over 2 million users in their first free months. Managing director says big changes are still in store for BSGO. He told Massively, "With BSGO continuing to achieve new benchmarks and receive such a strong positive response from the fans, we're excited to take its development to the next level. At just three-months in we're at a point now where we can shift the majority of our attention to adding new content and addressing the community's wish list."
Playboy is poised for success and they go on to describe Poisonville as "an action-oriented, Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) that puts gamers into a fictional U.S. city where crime and corruption rule the streets. Players must complete a series of missions in order to counteract corruption, regain respect, and rebuild their reputations. Throughout the game, players will encounter beautiful, Playboy-caliber women. In full-3D, players can drive a variety of vehicles, engage in player vs. player combat, and compete in ongoing competitions designed to stimulate gang warfare -- all through a standard web browser." The game is currently in open beta and players can sign up for this at Bigpoint.
In other news, last night Playboy threw an official party celebrating this announcement that our very own Gaming Vertical Manager Tae got to attend as a guest. Perhaps fulfilling the dreams of millions of boys and men everywhere, Tae got to attend the famed Los Angeles Mansion. Sadly, most of us will never get an opportunity like this in our lifetimes, but we can at least live vicariously through Tae with these photos he has provided us with (seriously - this was all of them?).