30°
Submitted by CaptainCamper 700d ago | opinion piece

Are We Witnessing The Revival Of The Subscription MMO?

Seldom do you hear the term “subscription MMO” in any other discussion other than one regarding the death of a business model. However, recent events unfolding in the MMO industry have provoked conversation of quite the opposite. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PC, PS4, The Elder Scrolls Online, Wildstar, Xbox One)

MysticStrummer  +   700d ago
Judging by the reaction I've seen to the ESO sub announcement, no.
CaptainCamper  +   700d ago
It's not so much the reaction, but the potential for profit. Everyone knows how expensive MMO games are to create nowadays, especially those as big as WildStar, ESO and Final Fantasy XIV.

I honestly think we'll keep seeing it while they're so expensive to develop. Best way for developers to cover costs of development so soon after launch
2cents  +   700d ago
Please NO!
Aztec_MC  +   700d ago
Revival of MMO on consolse = Death of Consoles.
SegaGamer  +   700d ago
There has hardly been any MMO's on consoles, this is something that has always annoyed me. It wouldn't be the death of consoles either, i can guarantee that most people want MMO's on consoles.
aliengmr  +   700d ago
To a small degree there might be. ESO aside, I think the case can be made for a subscription MMO minus the f2p crap.

The only applies to the PC community though as we've had several years to get used to the idea.

I would like to see a return of the classic MMO, with player housing, real in-game economy, crafting (not BS WoW crafting).

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

5 Classic Games That Can Stand Up To Modern Competitors

6m ago - It’s hard to decide what makes a good game but what makes a game that is still great 10+ years af... | PC
40°

The British Racing Invasion Arrives in the Forza Motorsport 6 Garage

15m ago - A new batch of touring cars have been officially confirmed for Forza Motorsport 6. Featuring i... | Xbox One
Ad

VII Things That Final Fantasy VII Cannot Lose!

Now - We’re going to see a lot of changes before the upcoming FFVII - Remake sees the light of day and we should be okay with that. But here is our list... | Promoted post
40°

Bring it Back #3: Crash Bandicoot

2h ago - Crash Bandicoot started as one of the 3D platformers on the Sony Playstation and became one of th... | Culture
40°

Why I can't stop playing Rocket League

2h ago - Though it hasn't been out for long, it's already abundantly clear that Rocket League, the new gam... | PC
40°

Lost Dimension Review from averagenobodys

4h ago - Does the newest Atlus title stack up? | PS3