Acclaimed MMO developers Trion Worlds have just announced the launch of a brand new publishing and distribution initiative, curiously code-named Red Door.
In brief, Red Door will manifest as a one stop platform that serves to not only provide continued support for MMOs under their banner (e.g. RIFT, End of Nations, etc.), but also double as a platform for external developers and game makers to publish and distribute their own third-party MMOs.
Essentially, Trion’s out to put forward a service that resembles Steam, Origins or Zynga, the catch being that Red Door will center itself around epic online experiences, or as CEO Lars Buttler likes to put it, “living worlds”. They’re pulling all the stops in promoting the ideal of online games that persists and pro-actively changes with time and further wishes for developers to reach out and take this opportunity to utilize Red Door and share in the technology and model that made RIFT the success it is today.
For us players, Trion promises a whole host of features, customizable services and social knick-knacks that’ll better allow us to connect and enhance our overall MMO experience, regardless of the game we play on Red Door.
Tentatively, Red Door is set to roll out in early 2012.