The Daily Grind: What MMO will change its business model dramatically in 2021?


Years ago, it was a MOP tradition around the end of the year to speculate on which MMORPG that hadn’t yet gone free-to-play would be next to capitulate to the trend. But as we’ve noted, there aren’t many MMOs left offering subscription-only services. Most games with subs have long since hybridized to offer some form of free-to-play – it was even something we pondered about World of Warcraft this year when it increased rather mightily its free-to-play offerings.

So we’re now looking at a handful of double- and triple-dipping sub MMORPGs that haven’t officially taken on the free-to-play moniker, and a whole field of other titles that are hybrid in one way or another. Who will be next to make a big monetization move? Who is still untouchable? What MMO will be the next to change up its business model dramatically?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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