Sony Online Entertainment’s MMO Free Realms is nearing a new milestone: Five million players.
Woah… there’s a successful MMO beyond World of Warcraft? Oh, Free Realms is free? That makes sense. Moving on.
Anyway, SOE president John Smedley spoke at Comic Con and rather obviously attributed the game’s success to the fact that the game is free. Uh huh. Hope they don’t pay him too much for his brilliantly enlightening observations. He also stated the microtransaction model has been accepted by the Free Realms populace as well, meaning they make more than you, me, and most of the general poulation combined. Jerk.