Saturday, January 11, 2014

Alternate Realities

I've posted this here more to illustrate the environments and graphics then the games themselves. Elder Scrolls Online is currently in beta testing and slated for an April release date on PC/Mac.

Coming out later (no release date) from Sony Entertainment is EverQuest Next which is slated to go into alpha testing in February.  Utilizing a different game engine, the graphics are a bit more cartoony.

Of course the goal of any MMO is to unseat the current King of the Hill: World of Warcraft.  World of Warcraft currently has around 8 million subscribers down from a high of 12 million.  Warlords of Draenor is the next scheduled expansion in the Warcraft universe.

With the advances in bandwidth, processing, and computer generated imagery you can only wonder when we'll be seeing movie quality imagery in artificial realities.

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