from the PC Gaming desk
PC game development is coming back in full force, according to a Gamespy.com article.
In particular, they bring up how free-to-play MMOs specifically are a serious new commodity.
“Just a few years ago, free-to-play was associated with the sub-par social games found on Facebook. Today you can find a library of solid free games simply by clicking on a tab on Steam. As evidenced by PAX East, it’s not just a trend, it’s becoming the new standard.”
BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks is leading the pack in a new generation of free-to-play MMOs, containing more action and skill than traditional games of the genre. Gamespy touches on this new emergence in MMO gaming.
“In 2012, MMOs will become skill-based and action-oriented, while still giving us the massive worlds, customization, and loot we love…”
In 38 Studios’ hit Kingdoms of Amalur, they changed conventional RPG gameplay by adding in a robust and intense combat system. With their upcoming sequel to Amalur, BigWorld-Powered MMO Copernicus, we’re curious to see if they keep this action-oriented focus to gameplay, while also including the traditional features of MMOs we’ve come to love.
Read the Gamespy.com article in its entirety here.