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'Too Many Devs are Chasing the WoW Glory' says Max Schaefer

Posted Tue, Feb 12, 2008 by Aelryn

Or are not enough? No, he's right.

CVG has Max Schaefer, COO of Flagship Studios, quoted as saying that "too many devs are chasing the WoW glory."

"There seems to be a lot of copy-cat games out there... and a lot of developers have no idea how hard it is to really compete in this space", Schaefer said in an interview with CVG which will be published in full shortly.

One of the toughest challenges facing MMO developers is the technical requirements behind games of this type, which are enormous, he added.

"You have to build an entire infrastructure with tech ops, customer support, billing, and tons of components just to put up a game at all."

Read more about the issues at CVG.

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