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A Look into MMOs' Future Based on the Market Situation in Q1, 2011

  • Date: 02-18-2011 Views:

    KeyWords: MMOs' Future, RIFT, DC Universe Online, Dungeons & Dragons,TERA, Blade & Soul, Guild Wars 2, SWTOR

  • Summary: RIFT, which will be officially released soon, has announced its OBT duration (Feb. 15 – Feb. 21) recently. I personally believe that for those fond of traditional fantasy MMOs, RIFT can be said as the most complete and mature project. Though there are not many revolutionary features in the game mechanics, it is worth spending money on as a whole.

Tony Stark

A Look into MMOs' Future Based on the Market Situation in Q1, 2011

By Tony Stark
Tony Stark is a virtual world surfer, and enjoy this kinda life. He was a columnist of PC Gamer Taiwan ver. for 2 years before.

RIFT, which will be officially released soon, has announced its OBT duration (Feb. 15 – Feb. 21) recently. I personally believe that for those fond of traditional fantasy MMOs, RIFT can be said as the most complete and mature project. Though there are not many revolutionary features in the game mechanics, it is worth spending money on as a whole.

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It can also be said that DC Universe Online ("DCUO" for short), which was released in Jan., sells well in overall terms. Though actual sales are still not announced, SOE has declared openly that DCUO is their best-selling product in history. It's reported that DCUO's PS3 version sells better than its PC version. This in a sense indicates that SOE has found a new direction in terms of the future MMO operation, and that the company will push out more and more projects based on consoles for sure. But these are not what I want to say in this article, instead, what I really wish to point out is that the development of MMORPGs has come to a turning point. It's irresistible, just as Web 1.0 changed to Web 2.0. Keep a close eye please!

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DCUO and RIFT are totally different from each other in the aspect of theme, and it seems meaningless to compare them. But you'll easily find out their difference in the light of the essence alone, with factors like the background and art design not reckoned with. Please note that I don't mean to say which game is better, because different people have different preferences! Please lay stress on the revolutionary modifications made in gameplay!

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