Pachter: MMOs have reached their peak
PCGamesN is reporting that Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has said subscription-based MMOs won’t be able to do much better than they have been doing over the last couple of years.
According to Pachter, if not even a Bioware-created Star Wars: The Old Republic can do better than what World of Warcraft has done in the past, then no other subscription-based MMO will ever be able to repeat that success:
“I thought Star Wars: The Old Republic would make it big, but it didn’t. It looks like subscription MMOs are as big as they’re going to get – there are only 6-7 million people willing to spend $15 a month. If Star Wars couldn’t do it, made by Bioware, then no one can do it.”
Well, maybe a new MMO from Blizzard might be able to pull it off?