I previously said that massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) don’t have the future they once did. Time to elaborate on that.
Last year I made a number of predictions about the MMO market for 2013. Time to pay the piper… and unfortunately he collects with interest.
SOE announces they are closing Vanguard, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Free Realms and Wizardry Online. Wizardry Online’s closing reminds me of another title that SOE shuttered a year ago…
Some old City of Heroes clients (from beta 2004) that I’ve made available on Dropbox for interested parties.
City of Titans has launched its Kickstarter and has been fully funded. Although it offers an attractive dream of brining City of Heroes back, it isn’t going to get anywhere near what it is promising.
Both WildStar and The Elder Scrolls Online have announced they are launching with subscription models. Those who don’t learn from multiple past failures are doomed to repeat it.
One of the major criticisms thrown against NCsoft’s handling of CoH/V’s closure was that they shut the game down quickly, with no real attempt to find a purchaser. However, that doesn’t appear to be quite true…
Neverwinter has clear links back to the lessons Cryptic Studios has learned with their previous titles.
Hey, remember that Warhammer 40K MMO that was going to be published by THQ and was being developed by Vigil Games? No? That’s okay, few people do.
Back in January an anonymous source made a number of claims about City of Heroes’ / Villains’ performance to MMORPG.com, so let’s see how they stack up.