I was reading MJ's excellent recap of the EverQuest franchise
over the past decade-and-a-half, and I started thinking about how much MMOs grow and change and make unpredictable moves
. I don't think anyone could have quite prognosticated where EverQuest
would be when the early crowd was enjoying it back in 1999, but here we are.
It also got me wondering where MMOs will be in, say, 2023. As futuristic as that number looks, it's only a decade away -- but a decade can be huge for an MMO's lifespan. So let's put on our farseeing hats today and try to predict where our favorite games will be like in 10 years. Will they still be around? Will you be playing them in a VR harness? Will they have a half-dozen more expansions and a feature set that looks a lot like your wish list today? What do you think?
Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!