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.
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…
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.
Predicting what is going to happen to the Western MMO market in 2013 seems a lot harder than doing the same for 2012. But when it comes to random guessing about stuff I only half understand, I’m going to give it my best shot.
At the end of 2011 I made a set of predictions about MMOs and the MMO industry. This is a pretty common thing to do, but I also feel I should own my predictions and actually check how accurate they were
Going through other bits of info online,my first article about what happened to CoH 2.0 stirred up a confirmation from another source.
NCsoft issued a statement about the future of City of Heroes / Villains (CoH/V). The TL;DR version is “It’s still shutting down”. The full statement says: “City of Heroes®Players and Fans, We wanted to let you know that your voices have been heard and your concerns have been taken into serious consideration. We appreciate the …
… NCsoft wasn’t interested. Anonymously-sourced rumours follow.
Following on from some previous posts: In a City of Heroes / Villains (CoH/) livestream summary it has been confirmed that Cryptic Studios isn’t blocking CoH/V’s engine licence from being renewed – “the license was purchased in perpetuity for CoH and another unreleased project”; and Jim Hague, who worked on the never released CoH pen-and-paper …