The latest report from analyst group DFC Intelligence breaks down why MMO development isn't for the "faint hearted" with a look at the various challenges prospective developers and publishers will have to face when entering the market.
"Next month DFC Intelligence will be publishing its latest research on the massively multiplayer online game (or MMOG) market. This is a well-established, but often misunderstood, segment of the interactive entertainment industry. The success of World of Warcraft (WoW) from Vivendi Universal Games is leading to interest and investment in the segment that is far above what its current market size and usage can support. Therefore we feel it is critical to look at some of the factors that could separate the handful of winners from the many losers..."