** I would hope for a Skyrim style retention ! **
But for this to happen, several things would have to go just right:
- The game will have to have extreme engaging content, one could only hope.
- An extreme community to keep people wanting to play, one can only hope.
- If all goes well, and the game is a money maker, developers would have to dump the money right back in for more development.
SOE and the EverQuest series were more greedy. Blizzards World of Warcraft spent years of free patches and updates before marketing showed it's ugly face !
Sure this is another one of my bold statements. Its my hopeful vision. BUT, Skyrim does prove that people can STILL play a single game for years.
The possibility is there !........ For every mmo designed in the last twelve years.....This was completely impossible. With cash shops, short 30 days of content, strictly solo games and solo story lines.
I just wished they would charge a box price of like $59.99, It's really amazing how the so called bad economy, how people could come up with the cash !