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.
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.
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.
Having spent a bit of time looking at some infamous AAA MMO failures, it’s worth trying to see what lessons can be learned from them.