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Three Reasons Subscription Isn't Dying

Posted Jun 28, 2010 by Jon Wood

Three Reasons Subscription Isn't Dying

In this week's column, Richard Aihoshi looks at the state of the other major MMOG business model, then provides an unusual tale from the development side.

Richard Aihoshi

In this week's column, Richard Aihoshi looks at the state of the other major MMOG business model, then provides an unusual tale from the development side

Subscription isn't dying.

No ifs, ands, buts or other qualifiers. MMO gamers who prefer to pay for their fun via flat monthly fees won't run out of options any time soon. Not gonna happen. In some corners, it's popular to set up an either/or dichotomy where the free to play and subscription models are in direct competition such that the success and growth of one can only come at the expense of the other. That's just not so.

And it's not what's happening. Although F2P is on the upswing, that doesn't mean the subscription segment is in decline. Indeed, there are strong reasons to believe it's in good shape and will remain so.

Read Three Reasons Subscription Isn't Dying.

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