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Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy

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Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy (MMORTS) is a category for computer games that combines real-time strategy (RTS) with a large number of simultaneous players over the Internet. It is a type of massively multiplayer online game.

Example MMORTS games include Shattered Galaxy and Mankind. Project Visitor combines overhead army control of RTS with first-person combat (for example, for defensive/offensive respectively). Majorem's Ballerium tries to generate a closer RTS experience for the MMO category. Other games that have been called MMORTS include DarkSpace, Time of Defiance and Eschaton: Chain of Command.

In 2002, Dune Generations, potentially innovative but with technical issues, was canceled following Cryo Interactive' judiciary problems with its creditors. Again, two notable MMORTS were cancelled in early 2003: Trade Wars: Dark Millennium and Sony Online Entertainment's Sovereign. Majorem's Ballerium was in development for several years, suspended in October 2004, but reported to be back in development in December 2004, after signing a publishing deal with Interplay Entertainment. In 2005, Stardock also announced the development of their highly innovative Society, which should have a free version and an enhanced version with bonus for such as modern RTS graphics.

See also: MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game)

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