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10-27-2009 @ 12:03PM
Blizzard has already released WoW 2… and 3… and has announced 4. In a manner of speaking, anyway. Unlike regular PC or console games, an MMO like WoW can add content and update the old stuff without ever releasing a "replacement".Of course, my first sentence assumes that the amount of content in each expansion justifies calling it a "sequel," and you might disagree that BC and WotLK really count. However, I think Cataclysm has every right to be considered a sequel in a literal sense, even though all players are automatically absorbed along with a majority of the gameplay mechanics. There are two things that make it a sequel: a complete retooling of the original world, and the progression of time -- that is, all events in Cataclysm clearly and necessarily take place after the events of the original WoW, meaning that they must REPLACE the old events, not just supplement them.Anyway, now that I'm done harping on the obvious, my point is that WoW could very well be here to stay as long as there are PC games because, unlike other game companies, Blizzard doesn't even need to compete with themselves.
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