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The List: Five MMO Sequels

Posted Sep 29, 2009 by Jon Wood

The List: Five MMO Sequels

This week,'s Jon Wood uses the list to count down five MMO sequels, a rare breed for the genre.

Jon Wood

Sequels are a video game tradition. If you look at nearly any other video game genre, the shelves are littered with follow-up after follow-up after follow-up to popular (and more importantly high selling) titles. These sequels are generally pumped out every few years, keeping true to the original ideas and gameplay styles of the original. This is how games build franchises.

Yet, the MMO world seems to have been left behind in that area with only a few sequels having been created. This probably owes something to the continuing revenue stream that a popular MMO creates via subscription and probably also has to do with the way that MMOs continue to evolve via patches and updates throughout their lifetimes. Expansion packs also play a role here.

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