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News Microsoft cancelled Halo MMO because of Wii

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Artanix

    Artanix puts the king in Lurking.

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    Smart move by M$ tbh, regardless of whether your game is amazing or not, not much can compete with WoW. Even if the game is twice as good, most people don't want to have to invest however many hours to get to the equivalent they have in another game, until WoW starts to slow down, nothing else will get much of a marketshare.

    except maybe farmville :p
     
  3. javaman

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    wow's dominance hasn't been easy to break. Look at all the "failed" attempts and semi-successes.There will always be younger gamers and parents playing the wii, sony and microsoft would be stupid not to target that audence. MMO's, while a large market, surely can't be larger than the young/family market. After all, these young gamers aare your bread and butter gamers of the future.

    On a side note it'll be interesting to see how FF14 does tho. I guess it'll mount the biggest challange yet.
     
  4. Xir

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    WoW is still going? *ducksaway*
     
  5. Unknownsock

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    I wish warhammer took off really, i love the leveling on that game.
    Pity that server lag and lack of players ruined it for me completely.

    WoW 5 years and counting tho ><
     
  6. TWeaK

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    Tbh, if developers are comparing success to WoW they're always going to be disappointed. To take an example from the music industry, no artist has ever really managed the success of the Beatles, who were arguably the first band with mass international appeal, even to casual music listeners. There probably won't ever be another WoW (thank god), but that doesn't mean other MMO's can't be successful in their own right and at least turn a profit.
     
  7. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    CCP Manage to keep 50k players interested with free updates etc... however its a harsh game either way you look at it.
     
  8. Artanix

    Artanix puts the king in Lurking.

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    I loved eve, it just fully takes over your life, fuelling POS'es wasn't a game, it was a job :p

    back on subject though, an MMO can be successful, without being WoW, City of Heroes/Villains, EVE, etc. Its the games/dev's that think they can topple WoW with stupid excessive budgets that fail. When EVE started, it was pretty terrible, and very difficult to play (still complicated, but at least theres help now), they started small and worked up, you can't just release a game and expect it to be WoW immediately, its just not going to happen.
     
  9. rollo

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    Wow has a massive financial cash cow that develoers think they may get a look at but it's not happening

    Star wars galaxies is still in top 3 played mmos behind lord of the rings

    lord of the rings had a huge fan base so got to keep alot of it's players

    star wars new republic stands a chance at getting the 1mil active subs

    most mmo budgets these days need that level of commitment to survive

    mmo market is now very much a casual gamers affair
     
  10. metarinka

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    I think people also forget wow changed a lot over 5 years. If you re-released wow today next to WoW+ all the patches, no one would pick up the original wow. The leveling was slow and end game was limited (when it launched it had no formal pvp and dishonour kills for killing alternate faction)

    The only thing I was sad they dropped over all the years was pvp ranking titles so that you knew how good the person was.

    anyways. There's room for another MMO, but I think it will be another 2-3 years before wow has lost enough steam that something else can break through.
     
  11. Star*Dagger

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    Another case of MBA's ruining gaming. People who wear suits and are into business administration should be kept away form gaming!!!
     
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