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So the big boys are "reworking" their new games

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Gryphon, May 30, 2013.

  1. Gryphon

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    Seems strange that WOW's Titan and EQ Next are both being delayed and "reworked". They are probably furiously trying to add their versions of Paths and active combat. HA!!!
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    The idea of active combat has been around for awhile, so I doubt it's that. Paths? Maybe. I think it's more likely to be updating the game engines, though, and possibly some concern about pricing models. I don't think it's likely an unreleased game has had much effect, though.
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    EQ Next got reworked because SOE realized that releasing yet another sub-par themepark fantasy MMO into an overly saturated market was a bad idea. SOE is also really gung-ho on it's new F2P and sandbox initiatives which is what really drove the EQ Next rework. I can't say I ever really had much faith in SOE to make any kind of a blockbuster MMO, it just seems like as a company they are more than willing to support a dozen or so small mediocre titles with niche communities rather than devote the resources necessary to make something big and impactful.

    I have no idea what is up with the delay on Titan however I guarantee you that it has nothing to do with Wildstar.
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    I think it has more to do with the fact that the industry is changing than anything to do with Wildstar. People now want action combat, sandbox, and a f2p/b2p pricing model. Newer MMOs are slowly breaking away from the WoW stencil, which can only be good! I think both Blizzaed and Sony saw this and felt thier MMOs at their current states wouldn't really fit into where the industry was headed, so I think a game engine rework is likely what's happening too!

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