EA expects..

“Warhammer Online [will be] a strong entry in the MMORPG space…No, I don’t think it’s going to rival WoW, but no one would ever predict that. But it is a strong game that will … get our returns for us. We’re proud of it.”

So says Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello at the William Blair & Company’s investor meeting yesterday. It’s good to see them manage expectations a little, but I hope it does more than get them their returns!

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7 Responses

  1. If this game had arenas like wow, then it would be the perfect game for me, but I will see how the other content works, cos I’m a real arena fan 😛

  2. I do think the game will be huge. Mythic is just being humble. The MMORPG world is more excepted now than ever before. If it goes to Xbox it will be a lot bigger than WoW. GTA 4 sold 600 mil in first week. Imagine a title like WAR or WoW tapping into that. FF tried but it just wasn’t the time in the gaming community that and an extra $100 for PS2 hard drive happered it.

  3. Actually, I think WAR will be a surprise just like WOW was. Why?
    Well, look at ti this way. It has some hype but not enough to warrant an expected huge launch, just like WOW. There is a massive Lore behind this game and has been around for a very long time, just like WOW. There seems to be a lot of exploration and hidden things to find in this game, something once thought WOW had but it lost that.
    WAR looks to have a lot more for casuals also especially wit hthe PQ system, so I can long on for an hour, participate in that no matter where I am in it, do some TOK stuff…or just explore if I want to and still be leveling/working towards end game type stuff at the same time.

    /takes a breath

  4. I do love all the simple quick things you can do on an hour or less. It will make it more relaxing and easier to get off at short notice if I have to

  5. Ha, I just posted this same thing over at War Noob. Brilliant minds think alike. . .

  6. Most MMO’s these days announce that they don’t aim to beat WoW. That way people won’t throw that in their face if it fail, and if they actually beat WoW they will seem humble. Personally I think WAR won’t beat WoW, most subscribers prefer the pve part over pvp. But WAR will take a huge chunk out of the subscribers, no doubt!

  7. I look at this and go, “Hmmm… Okay, he’s just being honest at an investor’s meeting. It’s probably better to undersell and overdeliver than the other way around.”

    Then I go, “Hmmm… If EA doesn’t have the stuff to take on Blizzard, does anyone?”

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