Whether it’s sanctioned or not, the tradition of MMOs taking any opportunity to draw upon the popularity of other entertainment mediums has been around for a while. It seems like a pretty slam dunk way to give your game a boost, whether that be SMITE adding Mulan, Fortnite going all Harley Quinn, or World of Warships sailing over to Midway.
Our question today: How do you feel about these cross-promotions? Do they create an aura of excitement and tie your real-life encounters with these movies, TV shows, anime, and comics to your game? Or are they as immersion-breaking as they come?
As a bonus question, which online game is — or was — the most shameless when it came to plugging in these promotions to other entertainment venues?