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Free Zone: Trends I'm Watching

Posted Jun 08, 2009 by Dana Massey

Free Zone: Trends I'm Watching

This week's edition of Richard Aihoshi's Free Zone looks forward. There are some things on the horizon that Richard has a close eye on in the free-to-play category and this week he shares those things to watch out for with you.

It's undeniable that there's significant, even huge superior potential in other themes and genres. This is instantly clear if we look at the leading edge in this regard, which is Korea. When we do, we see shooters, strategy, sports, music and more. And turn-based isn't considered abhorrent either.

Here though, we have yet to see how much impact these other categories will have. In the case of shooters, the few we've seen haven't achieved much prominence. Ndoors' Atlantica Online, a turn- and NPC squad-based strategy MMOG, has apparently fared well, but it has only been out since late 2008, plus it's only one title.

Read his column here.


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