EVE Online boss questions glut of fantasy MMOs

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  1. Vikingod

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    EVE Online boss Hilmar Veigar Petursson has questioned developers that create World of Warcraft clones, suggesting there are plenty of other genres to exploit - including his own company's specialist area of sci-fi.

    For the CEO of Icelandic developer CCP, Blizzard's market-leading MMO is already the perfect execution in the fantasy genre, and studios need to forget some of the history associated with massively multiplayer games in order to try something new.

    "I just don't understand why people do yet another fantasy game. Why make a clone of World of Warcraft?" said Petursson, in an exclusive interview with GamesIndustry.biz.
     
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    I have a question for him, are you stupid? Why try to influence people making products that will risk your share of the sci fi market?
     
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    Play Eve and you'll know he has nothing to worry about.
     
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    I have played Eve. If you have an almost monopoly on this segment of the market, why oh why would you openly ask for competition?
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