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18. Re: PlanetSide Next Nears Jan 17, 2011, 17:27 ASJD
 
Drezden wrote on Jan 17, 2011, 17:23:
Veterator wrote on Jan 17, 2011, 17:02:
My question is...how can SOE afford to have all of these projects running without hurting their current games? I mean SOE is fairly big in the market, but has no large game that you can point at and say "Wow that is really raking in the dough."

Plus it's SOE we're talking about here, they don't deliver even 75% of what they lead you to believe will be there.

Because, and I believe I've stated this like 15 times on the Bluesnews comments before.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE 12 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL MMO.

Not UO, Not EQ, Not DAOC, Not Asheron's Call, None of them. Ever had more than 1 million subscribers. They were not concidered "failures" they were concidered Successful and Pioneers in the MMO industry.

World of Warcraft is simply a bizarre oddity in the MMO space.

EQ and EQ2 did just fine for subscriber numbers. Planetside did great when it was first out as well.

On top of that an FPSMMO is a completely different target audience than a Fantasy or Sci Fi MMO.

I'd gladly play a Planetside MMO over any other MMOG

Games cost more to make than they used to. If selling small amounts could still make games that sold well gaming wouldn't be where it is today...
 
 
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