Minecraft 2011: Mojang Says Scrolls Will Be Online-Only

Mojang Chief Architect Daniel Frisk took a few moments to answer fans’ questions at Minecon 2011 this afternoon, and while he did, he gave us a few little tidbits about the developer’s upcoming title, Scrolls.

“Scrolls is online-only,” Frisk said. “It’s primarily a multiplayer game with tournaments. It’s also to prevent cheating. We have all the game logic implemented on the server. What you see on your client, animations and things. All of that logic and rules are interpreted on the server.”

If you’re not in the know, Scrolls is set to be a competitive game combining board game and collectible card game elements — it looks a bit like a mash-up between chess and Magic: The Gathering. And notably, you’ll need an Internet connection at all times to play it.

I wonder if people will be as upset about Scrolls being online-only as they are about Diablo III’s always-on requirement.

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2 Comments on Minecraft 2011: Mojang Says Scrolls Will Be Online-Only

Anonymouse

On November 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Diablo III is not a competitive online game. This would be compared to something like League Of Legends.

Phil Hornshaw

On November 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm

@Anonymouse

Fair enough, although Diablo III can be a *cooperative* online game, which isn’t too different. The quote also suggests there will be a single-player component.