Well it seems like just about everyone wants to make a MMO these days. A few days ago EGM did an interview with Rockstar founder, Sam Houser, who had this to day about a possible GTA MMO.
“is very, very doable and is a very, very compelling proposition.”
And a few days before that CEO Bobby Kotick of Activision stated this about Call of Duty,
“What would be the natural evolution of a property like Call of Duty into a massively-multiplayer environment and how do you monetize that?”
Although it’s just talk at this point in the game, I do think both of these games could be made into successful MMOs. Lets theorize at what these games might be like.
Call of Duty MMO
No doubt a Call of Duty MMO would be a FPSMMO. While many have tried, most notably Planetside, none have really created a widely successful FPSMMO. Huxley is the next game to give the genre a go and while the graphics do look amazing, that does not mean the gameplay will match. Call of Duty already has a huge following and if the already popular multiplayer maps can be converted into one massive battle field I have no doubt that a Call of Duty FPSMMO would be a huge success.
I think turning GTA into a MMO would be much harder, I mean you can’t have 1000 gangsters running around killing everyone including themselves, it would just be mayhem. Perhaps making cops playable characters would balance the game and turn it into more of a cops vs robbers scenario. I don’t know, that’s the first I could think of.
What do you guys think? Would would these games make good MMOs?