A Meeting of MMO Masterminds

Video from the MMO Panel at Leipzig GDC '08

What comes after WoW? Is free to play viable? If so, is it the future? These are some of the eternal questions t facing MMORPG gamers and developers alike, and at Leipzig GC, a panel of well-known experts representing an impressive cross-section of MMORPG developers and decision-makers expressed their views.

On the panel: K2 Networks founder and noted proponent of free2play MMORPGs Joshua Hong, Warhammer Online Executive Producer and accomplished developer Jeff Hickman, with an eye to middleware and emergent game development technology we have Simutronics VP Neil Harris, and head of ZeniMax Studios (a development outfit we expect big things from) Matt Firor.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Jeff's interest in online games stretches back to organizing neighborhood Unreal tournaments as a teenager, but when a college roommate introduced him to EverQuest, an interest became an obsession. Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game since.