Sega.com has official launched Legacy Online, its massively multiplayer strategy title. The game is set in the near future, and sees each player in full control of their very own capitalist empire in a persistent world that spans many planets, allowing entrepreneurs to make virtual profits both on and offline 24/7. Each player strives to build up their fame, fortune and legacy through business acquisitions, community politics, and the ability to conquer the rules of supply and demand, eventually influencing the entire economy and politics of the planet.
With the richest player currently earning over two trillion dollars thanks to their ruthlessness and political manipulation, it sounds almost as if you too could be your very own George W Bush. And let's face it - who wouldn't want to be? The game's first tournament begins on July 14, when players will compete in a month long competition on a new tournament planet, with the prize being the opportunity to name your very own new planet. Stellar.
Legacy Online is free to download from its official website, after which the subscription fee is $9.95 a month, with the first two weeks thrown in for free.