We can’t help but look ahead in this industry, even as we play in the present and wax nostalgic for the past. What’s coming down the pike is of extreme interest to many of us, because we want to know what is there to be excited about. We want to know if there are signs that the MMORPG will experience another breakout hit. We want to have hope that we’re not in stagnation or decline but on the cusp of something great.
So what gives you hope for the future of MMOs? For me, it’s the grassroots revolution of small- and mid-size games that are breaking free of the clone pack. Seeing titles that aren’t afraid to try new things while incorporating older, proven elements gives me hope that life — and MMOs — will find a way.