Is the MMO genre dead, or has it simply lost its way? In a recent video essay, YouTuber TheHiveLeader makes the argument for the latter. He points out that it’s a complicated question to answer, as various issues such as monetization, copy-catting, the MMO bubble bursting, and a loss of social and RPG aspects have all contributed.
But what’s the one overriding aspect that caused the downfall of MMOs? He says that it is us, the player community that set the trends and drove the market with our money. “We helped cause a lot of these issues,” he said, “and we need to take responsibility for our actions.”
Give the essay a watch after the break and let us know in the comments if you agree or not!