Saturday, April 17, 2010
MMO Future Shock documentary
Gamersfilm sent me a link to their first episode of MMO Future Shock, a documentary about the MMO market. They claim that there are 180 million MMO players, the MMO market is worth $5 billion out of the $40 billion video games market, and that it has a 17% annual growth rate, which will bring it up to $16 billion per year out of a $60 billion video game market in 2012. The video then goes on to explore how the trend changes from subscription games to Free2Play games.
It is an interesting video, with the only caveat that it also kind of advertises the games from the people that were interviewed, and these games aren't necessarily all that outstanding or representative of trends as their makers claim.