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MMORPG's of the Future. 2030

ImmortalBirdImmortalBird Hezbergonis, FLPosts: 11Member

What kind of major changes do you think we will see?

I think gaming will become even more popular and thus more players for MMORPG's as the years go by and people get wealthier and wealthier and end up having more leisure time with nothing to do.

I think there will be new concepts for how an MMORPG is designed and how it's gameplay is handled, something quite drastically different than the basis of Everquest and games like World of Warcrafts gameplay. Also the action-element based MMORPG's of recent will take some unusual changes too I think.

Me personally, I'll keep a little bit of an eye out on how things are going, but I won't try out any games unless something just miraculousy captures me like how I felt about games when I was a young boy. Which are slim chances heh.







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  • BloodaxesBloodaxes ZabbarPosts: 2,651Member Uncommon

    lol in 2030? there will probably be virtual reality games played by yourself so we won't hear whinings on skill less games.

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  • TweFojuTweFoju Saitama & Jakarta ( current )Posts: 1,013Member Uncommon

    full Motion gaming might be possible, like in the movie Gamers lol

    So What Now?

  • nAAtimusnAAtimus Front Range, COPosts: 342Member

    Hopefully we will see significant technological leaps by that point, allowing for more tech-heavy games to be produced.

    I'm not here to complete my forum PVP dailies.

  • LansidLansid Marion, OHPosts: 1,097Member
    Originally posted by ImmortalBird


    What kind of major changes do you think we will see?
    I think gaming will become even more popular and thus more players for MMORPG's as the years go by and people get wealthier and wealthier and end up having more leisure time with nothing to do.
    I think there will be new concepts for how an MMORPG is designed and how it's gameplay is handled, something quite drastically different than the basis of Everquest and games like World of Warcrafts gameplay. Also the action-element based MMORPG's of recent will take some unusual changes too I think.
    Me personally, I'll keep a little bit of an eye out on how things are going, but I won't try out any games unless something just miraculousy captures me like how I felt about games when I was a young boy. Which are slim chances heh.


    Trick question.There will be no MMORPG's in 2030. Dec. 21st, 2012 we will all be dead.

    However in the unlikely event that we all live... I highly doubt the term MMORPG will be used 20 years from now, either by political correctness of evolution of the genre.

    10 years ago, the majority of MMO pioneer people were playing Everquest, Asheron's Call, Ultima Online, or Meridian 59...  on their 56k modems, PII cores, 256 Megs of ram and 16 Meg vid cards.

    10 years ago, the first Silent HIll on the Playstation came out, Nsync, Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin and Britney Spears ruled the airwaves... The Force was revealed as a parasitic infection in The Phantom Menace, the term "Bullet-Time" was coined from the Matrix, and there was a movie about a witch with three kids running around in the forest and a chicks runny nose that went on to be the most successful indie movie to date.

    That's just TEN years ago... and you're projecting TWENTY?

    What exists now will be a laughable shadow of what "once was" idealism followed by teens saying "Oh my god, why the hell did you SIT at your computer for hours, days, weeks, years... on end? Talk about archaic!"

    Mark my words and archive them.

    "There is only one thing of which I am certain, and that's nothing is certain."

  • VinterkrigVinterkrig BOSTON, MAPosts: 1,672Member

    in 2012, nuclear disasters and attacks will happen world wide, many will die, and then the non immune will turn into zombies. the immune will rally and try to fight the walking dead off, but will probably fail. by 2030 the earth will be desolate and baren, nothing will be alive

     

    hah

  • TardcoreTardcore MinskPosts: 2,325Member
    Originally posted by ImmortalBird


    What kind of major changes do you think we will see?
    I think gaming will become even more popular and thus more players for MMORPG's as the years go by and people get wealthier and wealthier and end up having more leisure time with nothing to do.
    I think there will be new concepts for how an MMORPG is designed and how it's gameplay is handled, something quite drastically different than the basis of Everquest and games like World of Warcrafts gameplay. Also the action-element based MMORPG's of recent will take some unusual changes too I think.
    Me personally, I'll keep a little bit of an eye out on how things are going, but I won't try out any games unless something just miraculousy captures me like how I felt about games when I was a young boy. Which are slim chances heh.








     

    Considering some of the recent announcements about 80 core processors, I think computer and internet technology will be amazing. However by that time I'm sure I will be far more interested in things like the technological advancements in products such as dentures, adult daipers, baldness cures, hip and knee replacements, viagra, and where the bloody hell my slippers have gotten to.

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  • TimmeyhTimmeyh OsloPosts: 166Member

    in 2030, cyberpunk has become real. what u see in Ghost in the Shell today is reality in 20 years^^

     

     

     

     

    well. i wish it does...

    and 30 years from that Eve online becomes reality 

  • TardcoreTardcore MinskPosts: 2,325Member
    Originally posted by Vinterkrig


    in 2012, nuclear disasters and attacks will happen world wide, many will die, and then the non immune will turn into zombies. the immune will rally and try to fight the walking dead off, but will probably fail. by 2030 the earth will be desolate and baren, nothing will be alive
     
    hah

     

    You forgot to mention this nuclear exchange will be caused by a flaw in the new Windows 7 operating system. Bloody Microsoft!!

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  • NinjaNerfNinjaNerf NNY, NYPosts: 163Member

    Before 2030 Microsoft will buy up the majority of the social networks (facebook, twitter and such) and develop them into a giant social mmo network similiar to Second Life but only 100x bigger.

    Indie mmorpg developers will be bought into the Microsoft Online Social Network. These will include a list of popular indie games (e.g runescape) and some defunct games by then (e.g. WAR and AoC), and of course Microsoft will also buy Club Penguins from Disney for an outregeous price to promote their kiddy products.

    By 2030, we will have major breakthrough in space technologies or may even discover lifeforms from outerspace. So a lot of mmorpg will be sci-fi instead of fantasy.

    Since microsoft will turn mmorpg into a social/marketing tool, in game visual advertisement system will be in desire so dying mmo such as Anarchy may still squeeze out a few bucks from microsoft.

    We will also see gambling and porn mmorpg.

    And of course, Bill Gates will be the president of the United States.

     

  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,063Member Uncommon

    People with the latest and greatest hardware/software will still be complaining when their machines are brought to a crawl by the latest game release.

  • LansidLansid Marion, OHPosts: 1,097Member
    Originally posted by NinjaNerf


    Before 2030 EA will buy up the majority of the social networks (facebook, twitter and such) and develop them into a giant social mmo network similiar to Second Life but only 100x bigger.
    Indie mmorpg developers will be bought into the EA Download Manager. These will include a list of popular indie games (e.g runescape) and some defunct games by then (e.g. WAR and AoC), and of course EA will also buy Club Penguins from Disney for an outregeous price to promote their kiddy products.
    By 2030, we will have major breakthrough in space technologies or may even discover lifeforms from outerspace. So a lot of mmorpg will be sci-fi instead of fantasy.
    Since EA will turn mmorpg into a social/marketing tool, in game visual advertisement system will be in desire so dying mmo such as Anarchy may still squeeze out a few bucks from EA.
    We will also see gambling and porn mmorpg.
    And of course, John Riccitiello will be the High Chancellor of the NWO.

     

    fix'd

     

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  • AlberelAlberel LondonPosts: 1,121Member
    Originally posted by grunty


    People with the latest and greatest hardware/software will still be complaining when their machines are brought to a crawl by the latest game release.

    Depends on if this online stream technology takes off... if network and server speeds grow enough it's possible that absolutely everything will be processed on public servers and the image will be streamed to the players.

     

  • altairzqaltairzq barcelonaPosts: 3,811Member
    Originally posted by Alberel

    Originally posted by grunty


    People with the latest and greatest hardware/software will still be complaining when their machines are brought to a crawl by the latest game release.

    Depends on if this online stream technology takes off... if network and server speeds grow enough it's possible that absolutely everything will be processed on public servers and the image will be streamed to the players.

     

     

    True. In 20 years chances are it will be widely used.

  • NinjaNerfNinjaNerf NNY, NYPosts: 163Member
    Originally posted by Lansid

    Originally posted by NinjaNerf


    Before 2030 EA will buy up the majority of the social networks (facebook, twitter and such) and develop them into a giant social mmo network similiar to Second Life but only 100x bigger.
    Indie mmorpg developers will be bought into the EA Download Manager. These will include a list of popular indie games (e.g runescape) and some defunct games by then (e.g. WAR and AoC), and of course EA will also buy Club Penguins from Disney for an outregeous price to promote their kiddy products.
    By 2030, we will have major breakthrough in space technologies or may even discover lifeforms from outerspace. So a lot of mmorpg will be sci-fi instead of fantasy.
    Since EA will turn mmorpg into a social/marketing tool, in game visual advertisement system will be in desire so dying mmo such as Anarchy may still squeeze out a few bucks from EA.
    We will also see gambling and porn mmorpg.
    And of course, John Riccitiello will be the High Chancellor of the NWO.

     

    fix'd

     



     

    Not EA. They don't have the technologies and they are still learning how to make successful online games.

    They will be the seller, not the buyer. Look for them to exit the mmo market.

  • skeaserskeaser Wichita Falls, TXPosts: 3,849Member Uncommon

    In 2030 we will all get out of our Google beds, take a Google shower, get our Google clothes on, have a Google breakfast, link our brains to the Google network to do work for 8 hours, link to Google social for gaming/socializing, then enter our Google sleep chambers to rest for the next day.

  • ReklawReklaw Am.Posts: 6,478Member Uncommon

    Think The Gamer might be close, not so much how to be able to control another human, but more in how the interface and connection works, kinda NATAL like.

    Link below is from 1999 about the Future of Games. Pretty fun read, to see where we at 10 years from that article

    http://www.mud.co.uk/richard/tfog.htm

  • InterestingInteresting Porto AlegrePosts: 950Member
    Originally posted by skeaser


    In 2030 we will all get out of our Google beds, take a Google shower, get our Google clothes on, have a Google breakfast, link our brains to the Google network to do work for 8 hours, link to Google social for gaming/socializing, then enter our Google sleep chambers to rest for the next day.

     

    Scary.

  • HitechLolifeHitechLolife LeetvillePosts: 210Member
    Originally posted by Interesting

    Originally posted by skeaser


    In 2030 we will all get out of our Google beds, take a Google shower, get our Google clothes on, have a Google breakfast, link our brains to the Google network to do work for 8 hours, link to Google social for gaming/socializing, then enter our Google sleep chambers to rest for the next day.

     

    Scary.

     

    Wait till you meet your Google wife..

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  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,028Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by grunty


    People with the latest and greatest hardware/software will still be complaining when their machines are brought to a crawl by the latest game release.

    That is actually assuming a lot about the futures computers.

     

    When I started I had a C-64 and then an Amiga. With the exception of lose disc drives and my Amiga extra memory does machines were the same for everyone and games run just fine. That could happen in 20 years again, PCs don't need to stay the exact same way they are now.

    Heck, Apple could kill Microsoft, that could at least have some of the same effect.

    If people play on a standard computer the games will work fine as console games do today. Or maybe nano tec makes so fast computers that no-one can make games that is too fast for them, we just don't know that.

    Anyone that assumes stuff about the future, 'cept that you will die and that the government will tax you a lot is almost wrong 100% of the time.

    To quote IBMs boss in the 50s: I believe that the world computer market will be: 5. He assumed that all future computers would be as large and expensive that the current ones were. We now know he was wrong but the guess was as good as any then.

  • KordeshKordesh P, NJPosts: 1,715Member

     At the rate MMOs are going, they will consist of paying $300 up front for a "lifetime subscription", installing a 15gig client, logging in, pressing a button, and then watching a dramatic 1hour cinematic of your character being geared up and killing something followed by a "YOU WIN!" screen. The second possibility being the same scenario, only instead of the lifetime sub, you have to pay 2000mmopoints ($20) to unlock each section of said cinematic. All other MMOs on the market will use the exact same video, only with a few texture/color swaps for the equipment/characters.

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  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,028Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kordesh


     At the rate MMOs are going, they will consist of paying $300 up front for a "lifetime subscription", installing a 15gig client, logging in, pressing a button, and then watching a dramatic 1hour cinematic of your character being geared up and killing something followed by a "YOU WIN!" screen. The second possibility being the same scenario, only instead of the lifetime sub, you have to pay 2000mmopoints ($20) to unlock each section of said cinematic. All other MMOs on the market will use the exact same video, only with a few texture/color swaps for the equipment/characters.

    No. the current trends say that they will be a lot larger than 15 gigs, heck even todays newer games are. I doubt the size will actually shrink. Meridian 59 was on one CD, AoC is 25 gig or so. Even Wow is rather large with all things patched.

     

    As for lifetime fees that is a possibility, impossible to say but if the Us economy continues the way it has in the last 10 years $300 will be nothing anyways.

    Microtransitions are popular right now but it is impossible to say if they will stay or not. If GW2 will be the next big games they might just go away and so might monthly fees, or all games might be F2P. Trends like that is impossible.

    Computers will be faster with more memory and larger hard drives, games will be larger, those things are rather certain based on the history of computer games from pong to today, anything else is just guesses, MMOs might be gone in 2030 for all we know.

     

  • KordeshKordesh P, NJPosts: 1,715Member
    Originally posted by Zorndorf


     Bobby "Smarty" Kotick succumbs to a weasel bite that became infected.
     

    Fix'd. I refuse to live in a future where that punchable bastard casually retires to a life of eldery douchebaggery. 

     

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  • DeivosDeivos Mountain View, CAPosts: 1,796Member Uncommon

    I'd like to mention a point that's not a guess so much as an active push amongst quite a few developers. Namely that by that time personal data storage will be far and away second place to the ability to process large volumes of data and stream it live. The actual size of a game won't be the point as compared to the ability to pan it out across multiple media platforms and allow users to remain plugged in no matter where they are.

     

    There is active effort to rebrand mmos as there is a declining push for games that require such heavy duty servers in favor of smaller multi player worlds that can be handles potentially off of a peer network even so dedicated servers aren't as necessary.

     

    How that would mesh with the streaming data model is that persistent worlds would only exist as communities host and interact with them, while the servers would only serve to share out and across all resource data, so developers wouldn't have to worry about hosting the actual game worlds on their servers.

     

    As far as games evolving, that will be hit and miss. the way one plays a game overall will probably not change really, mainly because certain advancements like MS Natal is a bit limited as to where one may use it and things like the biochemical/biofeedback head controllers, while cool, are too finicky and lack deep detail that you just can't get without something more extreme. The idea of having a 'gaming room' or virtual reality room' even that far into the future is unlikely because of the implications is has involved in the design and building of housing and the amount of hardware it'd require.

    The main mode of gaming will remain the fingers and thumbs. It's simply the tried and true method. Other software and technology will wheedle it's way in, though in a somewhat stunted and gimmicky fashion that will be difficult to advance because no one will take it seriously, such as web cam facial animation of characters or other such things.

    In short, it will be globally unified and accessible, but it will otherwise 'feel' the same.

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  • HitechLolifeHitechLolife LeetvillePosts: 210Member

    I'm still waiting for the 90's vision of the future to come true. Where is my fully VR world complete with ridiculous helmet and fetishistic bodysuit?

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  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,028Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by HitechLolife


    I'm still waiting for the 90's vision of the future to come true. Where is my fully VR world complete with ridiculous helmet and fetishistic bodysuit?

    There is a slight problem with that. VR takes too much memory today, a good full 3D picture of you would take most of your hard drive,  A full landscape would take a supercomputer to run.

     

    Looking on current trends it will takes at least another 10 years before that happens, maybe even 20. Nano tech might change that however, it is hard to say.

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