Browser-based MMOs are nothing new, as games like RuneScape
have dominated for a few years. Recent additions like FusionFall
and Free Realms
are opening up entirely new possibilities with browser-based game mechanics, and many feel it's only the tip of the iceberg.
According to Frederick Wester, CEO of GamersGate
parent Paradox Interactive
, "Web-based content and web-based gaming has a fantastic future."
With no limitations on hardware, the browser is one of the next logical steps in casual gaming for the masses; there's just no denying it. In fact, David Lau-Kee of Unity goes so far as to predict that the Playstation 4 and Xbox 720 will be browsers. Check out the entire article over at gamesindustry.biz
for more insight from industry leaders on this topic.