The WAR versus WoW Launch A Day of Infamy or Celebration for MMOG Enthusiasts?
Cue the "Duel of the Fates" music....
All of the eyes in the MMOG industry are fixated squarely on WAR and WoW as their two development companies square off for what appears to be launches sometime this year. In his editorial, Ten Ton Hammer's Cody "Micajah" Bye explores the idea of these two games launching at around the same time, and whether this would be good or bad for MMO gamers. Read the editorial, then jot down your opinions in the forums!
In truth, MMOG developers really haven’t seen anything comparable to this situation since the genre really began hitting its stride in early 2000. Even the competition between EverQuest II and the original release of WoW isn’t comparable. The market was a fraction of its size in those days, and both games were new entrants into the market. While Warhammer Online is a new entry, gamers know exactly what they’re going to get with World of Warcraft. However, if Warhammer Online succeeds in carrying its own weight, there could be a massive migration from WoW to WAR as Warhammer aficionados opt for the universe that they’ve enjoyed for years.