What's up, World of Warcraft
? You think you're so big and bad with your 12-million-strong-and-then-some player base? You won't be quite so intimidating if Sony Online Entertainment head John Smedley's vision for Free Realms
comes to fruition. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry
, Smedley said, "I think it could take five or six years - that should give you some idea [of the time frame we're looking at]. But I don't see any reason why it can't go to 100 million [players], because there are so many kids out there."
The game's current player base stands at 17 million, which should increase naturally with the game's recent launch on PS3
. However, though we appreciate Smedley's "children are our future" outlook, we think it's gonna take a little something extra to net the other 83 million he's hoping for.
That's right. It needs more unicorns