It's no secret that RIFT
was one of the more successful MMORPGs launched in 2011. That said, is it making much of a dent in World of Warcraft's
genre-dwarfing armor? Trion
CEO Lars Buttler
thinks so, and he recently told Industry Gamers
"is the most serious competitor [WoW
] ever had."
Thanks to RIFT's
success and the recently announced Red Door
development and social networking platform, Buttler sees Trion as uniquely positioned to make headway in the post-WoW
MMO marketplace despite the specter of Star Wars: The Old Republic
looming on the horizon.
"I'm actually extremely excited about what's happening in our space. When we started five years ago, there was only WoW
. Now there's RIFT
as an absolute serious contender, with the most dynamic gameplay ever. Then there's Star Wars
, then there's End of Nations
coming. Then there's Defiance
coming [...] so we're not afraid at all. We actually look forward to it with great excitement. It makes our point," Buttler says.