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Submitted by Selyah 1765d ago | article

The Future of the MMORPG Genre

Gaming Union writes "In the previous articles, we looked at the MMORPGs currently sitting on the top of the pile, while also looking at those which are close to launch. However, the MMORPG genre is still expanding, and there are a lot of MMORPGs further in the future which are attempting to find their own niches in the market. Are games like World of Warcraft safe from possible dethronement in the short term? The answer is probably yes, but the real question is... for how long? This article hopes to uncover the methods that some companies are now looking toward implementing in order to keep the genre original and fresh.

World of Warcraft has been quite established as a franchise for some time now. While its end is not going to come in the foreseeable future, Blizzard clearly aren't willing to place all their eggs into one basket anymore. They've stated that at this year's Blizzcon, there will be an MMO announcement and it's currently shrouded in secrecy. It's unlikely to be a sequel to World of Warcraft, and most rumours are hinting towards a venture into the StarCraft universe. It would be nice to see an entirely new fresh approach to the genre, but with Blizzard being as a keen and as in touch as they are with their fans, it's likely they'll be unveiling something quite special." (Culture, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Industry, Lineage, Lineage II, Lineage III, PC, Ragnarok Online, Ragnarok Online 2 , The Secret World, World of Warcraft)

mephman  +   1765d ago
The future is looking pretty bright.
Kyll  +   1765d ago
too bright!
Kyll  +   1765d ago
I just want my diablo 3 ;_;
mephman  +   1765d ago
It'll come soon, just not soon enough. :(
Selyah  +   1765d ago
hehe yeah that will be awesome when that lands ^^ not quite an MMO but still in my opinion diablo 2 was better than anything to date since, high hopes for 3.
starmin76  +   1765d ago
This guy didn't even mention Star Wars: The Old Republic in this article :l
Seriously, how do you write an article on the future of MMORPG's and not mention the biggest and most anticipated one on the market?
mephman  +   1765d ago
Star Wars: The Old Republic was mentioned in the previous article. Don't worry, it wasn't forgotten.
xGrunty  +   1765d ago
Agreed
The Old Republic is going to change everything ^_^!!
Selyah  +   1765d ago
As previously stated, it's in the last article and the links to the previous articles are in the first paragraph.
Also this is looking more at the varying strategies being applied to future MMOs rather than the actual games, games listed are only examples.

But yes Old Republic is looking great.
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xGrunty  +   1765d ago
I'm just really excited about it that's all lol.
Forrest Gump  +   1765d ago
The Agency,DC Universe Online,and now FF14
With Keyboard and Mouse support,and it's clear the MMO genre will flourish on the Playstation 3.
Idid not murder him  +   1765d ago
Wrong, it's a known fact that the 360 will be home to MOORPJ thanks to the multi-core threaded processor that allows for zombie dagger to appear on the screen & with help of Live people will enjoy it more like Gears of War 2.
Spike47  +   1765d ago
Yes, but if they have a monthly fee I can't buy any of them :(
FF14 will arrive in like 2011. The Agency is too cartoony for me.

DC Universe is one MMO I might get my hands on.
ehkinoh  +   1765d ago
Solar System of StarCraft!!
About 2-3 years ago I heard rumors of a NEW MMO coming out from Blizzard called Solar System of StarCraft. The Rumor quickly disappeared and everyone seemed to forget about it except me, and people thought I was crazy whenever I brought it up.

It's time Blizzard! Show us Solar System of StarCraft so I can redeem myself!!! Muahahahahahhahhahhhaaaa!!!1!1 11!

... not that I would buy it.
ShawnCollier  +   1765d ago
Not that much of a fan of MMOs, but these new ones sound interesting.
robotnik  +   1765d ago
I just want to play FFXIV... this FFXI nostalgia is killing me!

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himdeel  +   1765d ago
Damn Tarutaru...
...yep that brings back memories for me as well. I really am looking forward to FF14.

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