Raph Koster on The MMO at Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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It's headed towards... free-to-play. Who'd have guessed that Raph would say that?

In this interview with Raph Koster, gaming blog Rock, Paper, Shotgun discusses the MMO genre and where it's going.

In this interview we talk to Raph Koster, the founder and president of Areae, about why MMOs must be free to play, how he wanted to make an Ultima Online expansion where the players made their own shards, and whether games have reached the end of graphics. Areae is the company with an unusual vision for PC gaming: the DIY MMO. TheyÂ’re calling the project Metaplace, but itÂ’s just the latest instance of Raph KosterÂ’s contributions to the MMO genre.

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