There is no doubt we have definitely moved into a different era of MMORPG development, with super-huge AAA-budget titles and releases being a thing of the past. However, there are still plenty of games on the way, enough to offer at least a glimmer of hope if not a shining beacon of excitement.
I’m leaning toward the latter. There are a lot of projects I have my eye on, such as the new Book of Travels, the promising Ship of Heroes, the colorful Torchlight Frontiers, the solid-looking Pantheon, next year’s Phantasy Star Online 2, and the hopeful future release of Project Gorgon (among others).
The coming years may look different, but MMOs are far from dead and gone. What gives you hope for the future of the industry?