SOE want… 100 million Free Realms accounts!?
That was an Austin Powers joke up top, not sure if it worked.
Anyways, Sony Online Entertainment have announced big ambitions for their free to play MMO, Free Realms. Big, huge ambitions.
President John Smedley recently spoke to GamesIndustry.biz about where he sees their game going. He said: “[17 million] is a phenomenal number, and we’re very pleased with its success – and it’s really keeping going. I don’t see this thing stopping until it hits 100 million.
“I think it could take five or six years – that should give you some idea,” he added. “But I don’t see any reason why it can’t go to 100 million, because there are so many kids out there. And the great thing about a kids’ game, and this is different for an adult audience and people don’t think about this, is that there are always more kids.”
SOE could definitely do with Free Realms being a big success given their recent troubles. “That endless supply of children that have a hunger for gaming,” Smedley continued, “as long as we keep improving it and make sure it’s still relevant – which we do every month with patches – means that we expect the game to have a long life.”
Free Realms hit PSN last week.