Yesterday the COO of Gazillion Entertainment gave an interview with Gamesindustry.biz where he basically said that MMOs as we know them today are in trouble. The games we play in 2011 are "in a rut," said David Brevik, and are all basically WoW clones.
While I don't really believe that game designers have given up on creating innovative MMOs, I can say that I agree with him when he says that he believes that TOR will be one of the last subscription based MMOs. For years I've been saying that it will come down to WoW and then Free-2-Play MMOs, and nothing in between. I don't think TOR will be the last subscription MMO, I think Titan will be.
Now I'd like you to weigh in: Do you think that we're seeing the end of the subscription MMO? And are all MMOs out there really just WoW clones? And he's a tougher one: Is that a bad thing?