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Just the way I see it

Just logical discussion all things MMO from an accomplished gamer.

Author: theonlycor

Genres -- Is it good or bad to label?

Posted by theonlycor Saturday April 26 2008 at 10:54PM
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Lets take a look at it currently.

We currently have MMO's broken down into 4 Primary Genres

1. Fantasy

2. SciFi/Superhero

3. Combat Sim/FPS

4. Social/Puzzle/Other

Now not suprisingly, Fantasy Genres completely dominate the markeplace for MMO Developers.

Is this why games based on a FPS style game play have been taboo at this point to develop?..Lets look at the numbers of ppl who play FPS games over Fantasy genre MMO's..theres FAR more FPS players than ANY other genre of game when you look at titles such as Call of Duty 4, Battlefield Series, Counter Strike, etc etc.

There has only been one Serious attempt at a Persistant TRUE FPS that Im aware of, Planetside. Now I have played it, and I attribute its lack of sucess to the grandeur scope it tried to accomplish. It seemed like they tried to take the traditional MMO massive world and translate that to a FPS title. However, most ppl who play FPS titles want Fast action, with no travel time. So is there a happy medium to bring the FPS genres to a persistant world.

I am aware that Huxley is currently in development, however SCIFI titles in general dont hold much weight in the marketplace(Stats prove this , not opinion).

I just wanted to throw this out there, are our Genres brands a predictor in sucess making them counter productive to improved development ideas?

/discuss