Seems that quite a few game blogs are making predictions for 2008, so I thought I may as well throw my hat in the ring as well, so here’s how I think things may play out this year.  

Games that will die in 2008:

  • Vangard
  • Tabula Rasa
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea

Games that will do surprisingly well:

  • Lord of the Rings Online
  • EVE Online
  • Some new, as yet unknown title

Sure things:

  • WoW will continue its success, however subscriptions will begin to wane later in the year, with a short burst of re-subscribes if a new expansion is released.
  • WAR will release in the Fall of ’08 to much fanboy fanfare and a lot of whinerboys wondering why the game was released with “so many” bugs (that’s how a release goes whinerboys)
  • Conan will try to blip the radar but mostly not. It will garner a lot of attention for its gratuitous “teen-boy sex-n-gore”™ which will either kill it or just earn sneers from others – who knows, that could catapult it to GTA style success, which is the audience they’re aiming for apparently.