I get why MMO players are tired of hearing the word “mobile” in association with our genre, but I’m not prepared to give up on them entirely. While most of the ones we have suck in terms of their monetization, longevity, immersion, mechanics, and controls (so, yeah, in terms of everything), there’s no reason they can’t be done well. MMOARGs are a fantastic example of a type of MMO I would be willing to play on my phone precisely because they wouldn’t really work anywhere else.
Except… I got bored of Ingress and its endless cheating problems long ago. Pokemon has never been my thing, so Pokemon Go holds no appeal to me. I missed the Harry Potter craze somehow too, plus HPWU turns out to be a not very great example of the genre. I know there are other MMOARGs out there, but nothing that’s got the playerbase that’d make me feel as if I were really playing with the whole world the way POGO did.
But damn, if somebody came out with a Star Wars MMOARG? I’d play it!
Is there any IP that would get you into MMOARGs?