Submitted by Saryk 1117d ago | article

Is the MMO dying?

Just a few short years ago, massively-multiplayer online games (MMOs) were considered the future of gaming. (PC)

bothebo  +   1117d ago
I think so. Perhaps when a developer actually puts the time in that is required for a content-rich MMO people will be more attracted to them.
TruthbeTold  +   1117d ago
Even if ever it dies, which I doubt it will, the instant there's a dedicated Pokemon one from Nintendo, there will be an instantaneous resurrection.
NIRVANArazor  +   1117d ago
ATi_Elite  +   1117d ago
Is the MMO dying?
Blah ha ha! I guess this silly editor wanted to be the first one to put out a "MMO is DOOMED" Article.

The MMO is just getting started. It was born on the PC and has found it's way to all genres of games and Next Console Gen it will be the MAIN Focal point of console gaming.

.....and please do some research before you start RAGE disagreeing because MMO means more than just "World of Warcraft" and most MMO's do not have a monthly subscription either!!

FPS, RTS, 3PS, Hack n Slash, Racing, Adventure, Action, MOBA, 3D Space Sim, etc. can all be MMO's.

I'm looking forward to hearing consolers talk about their favorite MMO Next Gen!!

My current favorite MMO is Tera Online and Takistan Life!
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dasbeer88  +   1117d ago
I don't support MMORPGs that require a monthly fee like World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic (although BioWare recently made it free to play YAY!!....) nor do I support greedy fucking companies that overprice and rarely reduce the cost of their products (I'm looking at you Nexon with your Maple Story and Mabinogi).
Grap  +   1117d ago
free 2 play is as bad as monthly fee. basically Pay 2 win
karlowma  +   1117d ago
I am really starting to dislike all the free to play games out there. It segments the community and creates an uneven playing field. I actually miss the days where I could drop $50 on a game and get the whole game.
Treian  +   1117d ago
Yes, but Guild Wars 2 is changing all of that
TheKindRoost  +   1117d ago
Uninformed "journalist" is uninformed. MMO's are far from dying, right now the scene is bursting with new games almost every month.
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taquito  +   1117d ago
mmos combined make more money than all ps3 and 360 games combined minus call of duty, so no, don't think thats happening any time soon
iamlegend9999  +   1117d ago
Yeah MMO's are dying and there are plenty of free to play MMO's out there. And more coming. I don't think so bud.
Chrono  +   1117d ago
Some people think that if a P2P MMO goes F2P that means MMOs are dying or it's a failure. That is not accurate. It's the P2P business model that is dying.

Look at Lord of the Rings Online or DC Universe Online. They have never been more successful. P2P is just not suitable for the majority of gamers.

B2P is also another good option but the game has to be really good like Guild Wars 2. Also, I find MMOs in general to be increasing in popularity. Even the crappiest F2P MMOs have thousands of gamers playing everyday.
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ziggurcat  +   1117d ago
god, i hope so... MMOs are terrible.
Daymon  +   1117d ago
Not if Gw2 has anything to say about it.
karlowma  +   1117d ago
Not dying but there are now literally hundreds of choices which diffuse the player base, so any one game (other than WoW) doesn't outwardly appear to be a massive hit.
palaeomerus  +   1117d ago
Dying? No. Contracting to a smaller base and a different financial model than before? Yep.
PS3gamer4life  +   1117d ago
go play dc universe online
ShadowKingx  +   1116d ago
MMO’s are not dying, not enough developers are making them, which is the best form of profit. Example : WoW, DC Universe and few others.

most of them are on PC. and a couple on consoles. I would like to see a call of duty MMO, sounds crazy but add taking over cities or bases with attacked based gear. I think it would be a good game. but that just my thought.

There a lot of potential for MMO games, consoles are put out there with 250 to 320GB of hard drive and Ive only used a quarter of it so far and i play mostly every game and get a few of the add ons.

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