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The Sci-Fi MMO: The Past

Posted Feb 17, 2010 by Jon Wood

The Sci-Fi MMO: The Past

In the first of a three part series, MMORPG.com's Bill Murphy explores the Sci-Fi subgenre of MMOs and looks into its past at games both that made and and those that haven't been so lucky.

Fantasy has long since dominated the RPG and MMORPG markets, being the standard setting of role-playing games on paper, on consoles, and on PCs for decades now. But that doesn't mean Science Fiction has to be the second fiddle forever. With big name IPs such as Star Trek and Star Wars on the scene (the latter of which is working on MMO number two), and new games like Fallen Earth and Global Agenda making an impact, Science Fiction is becoming just as prominent as its medieval cousin in the gaming scene.

With that in mind, let's take a look back at the history of the Sci-Fi MMO, its current landscape, and the future that lies before it. For the purpose of this article, I'm only going to delve into the subscription based games and those that have left an indelible impression, unless special consideration is warranted. If I leave a game out, whether through ignorance or intention, feel free to call me out on it on the forums.

Read The Sci-Fi MMO: The Past.

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