Anarchy Online Graphics Update
I just watched a video of the new Anarchy Online graphics engine. I must say it’s rather impressive, fairly equivalent to EQ2. In any case, if this was a video of a new game coming out, I wouldn’t think twice about whether the graphics were up to par with other games coming out soon. My only real question is how they could afford to do this with a free-to-play game, running only on in-game advertisements. Also, are they planning on starting to charge players for the game or are they going to stick with advertising? If enough players come back, they might be kicking themselves by not charging. Then again, perhaps fewer players would come back or some players might leave if they did start charging for a subscription. Furthermore, players of the game now might not be able to play with the new graphics engine, which could cause quite a stir. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.