Couple of other MMO titles people are watching.......
Should have a huge initial surge. If Trion knows how to do one thing, it's market a game! Add that to a TV series ala SyFi channel and you've got an amazing marketting blitz! I predict that it will do better than Rift as far as logevity, but ultimately settle into a nitch game by years end.
This is the sleeper. It amazes me that the gaming community isn't salivating over the overall concept of this game. This MMO will be launching with the ability for players to create extended content right off the bat. Know what that unltimately means? This means that for once, game developers can actually concentrate on fixing bugs and working on the next official expansion rather than continiually having to come up with new content inbetween. IMO it's a brillant idea! Players will litterally be extending the life of the game at little or no cost to the company. Group and solo players should (in theory) never run out of anything to do. Only issues i can see in the future is the lack of multi-group (raiding) content for end game, but that's more of my pereference than a make or break for a game :p
This will be a HUGE win for the MMO community, and may even be a "game changer" for years to come. I'll even go so far as to predict after the next two years, mmos launching with user created content will become the norm. Financially it just makes to much sense!
Ooopps, missed one (or two)
Both Microsoft and Sony should have their consules out by Dec 2013, but i agree that it would not be surprising if the PS4 is late.
Right on the money!
Right on the money
Grand Theft Auto V
Possibly, but this fanchise has a way of not dying the death that it so desperately needs :p
Right on the money, but i doubt Vietnam will be in it's future.
The Elder Scrolls Online
I agree this is gonna be a huge fail, but not because on the subscription model (you're obviously pro ftp). You are however imo right on the money with your multplayer let down prediction. My money is on it being another SWTOR with prettier graphics and shallow content. Players will eat through it in 3-6 months tops.
World of Warcraft
Subscriptions have been in decline, and will continue to do so through the year. It's not that it's a bad game, it's just about hit it's shelf life. Don't look toward them retooling any character models within the next couple years. It's just not gonna happen.
Right on the money. I also agree that this will be the year that Blizzard will begin to open up about this new MMO. Unfortunately "those in the know" are whispering that this game will be more casual friendly than WoW. Don't count on this being a FtP title either. Blizzard has done very well with their current subscription model, and i don't look for them to change it for a new game.
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