No, MMOs aren’t dead. I just want to put that out there; there are millions of us still playing them, dozens (if not hundreds) of studios still developing them, plenty of old titles seeing continued development, and tons of new games coming down the pike.
But there’s this perception among the wider video game market that MMOs are dead — or if not dead, then dying or past their prime. I think that’s an unfair perception as well, as every gaming genre has experienced ebbs and flows as they went quiet and then were reinvented, but it’s certainly out there.
In a weird way, it makes me even more proud to be an MMO player in 2019 when it’s not the hot new trend then it did back in 2004 when everyone and their brother was playing and talking about these games. I’ll put this out to you today: In the current state of the genre, why are you still an MMORPG fan? What do you see in these games and what hope do you hold for their future?