is launching in a week or so, and that launch arguably closes the book on what has been a pretty incredible run of AAA MMO releases staggered over the last three years.
Looking back, we've seen heavyweights ranging from Star Wars: The Old Republic
to Final Fantasy XIV
to Elder Scrolls Online
to Guild Wars 2
go through massive pre-launch hype cycles and, in most cases, settle into successful post-launch grooves (it may be too early to say that for ESO
, but I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt).
Aside from possibly ArcheAge
, the upcoming AAA cupboard looks a bit bare in comparison, at least in my opinion. What do you think, Massively readers? Are we in for a big-game lull over the next few years, or do you think other AAA titles will come out of the woodwork?
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