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Michael Bitton : Could Next-Gen Consoles Bring an MMO Renaissance?

Posted Jun 26, 2013 by Michael Bitton

The XBOX One and PlayStation 4 have a number of high-profile MMOs coming to them. Could what appears to be a much more MMO friendly console generation mean significant growth for the MMO genre? Read on for our thoughts and share your own in the comments.

The fact of the matter is that developing MMOs for consoles helps mitigate the inherent risk involved in putting these projects together in the first place. This is why exclusives are few and far between even outside of the MMO genre these days. Standard games cost a lot more to make than they used to and going multi-platform simply allows for far more potential revenue due to the different install bases. However, MMOs have historically been a pretty tough nut to crack on consoles and all of this changing now has some significant implications for the potential to reach many more players.

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Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
 
 
 
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