Industry popamole expert Michael Pachter, well known by experienced games and journalists for speaking absolutely nonsense every time he opens his mouth and lobbing for EA and other corporations, has stated at the Evolve conference in Brighton that his belief that the MMO market is as big as it’s ever going to get.
Are you ready? Here we go:
In the next couple of years [following 2008] MMOs peaked; we didn’t know that [it had peaked] until Star Wars launched. I, and many other likeminded people thought that Star Wars would expand the market place.
It looks to me as though the MMO market is as big as it’s ever going to be – as far as subscription MMOs. People willing to play $15 a month.., there are six or seven million of them. Period. If Star Wars couldn’t expand it, when it’s made by BioWare, nothing can do it.
So if Star Wars coudnt do it, nobody will. It seems this "industry expert" is either payed by EA for this statement or he is completly stupid. I presume a wicked combination of both. What is even more sad, that i saw him often on high profile gaming sites, where people actually believe what he speaks about. He probably gets that because works on one of those greedy large investment firm companies that are in bed with every major corporation.
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Thanks for a good laugh Michael. I cant wait to hear more from news from that parallel universe you live in.Michael Pachter "Industry Expert" strikes again!,