No Game Will Beat World of Warcraft at Top MMO

World of Warcraft will not be topped by the wave of upcoming online rivals, top MMO developers have said.

Speaking to trade mag
MCV, Cryptic Studios COO, Jack Emmert was the first to shoot down predictions of his contender topping the mighty Blizzard game.

"No game will topple World of Warcraft," the Star Trek Online man said. "Many companies try to replicate Warcraft's gameplay, but that's just silly. If someone wants WoW, they'll play WoW."

Funcom's Erling Ellingsen added his two pennies: "I think it's safe to say that World of Warcraft will be around for a long time. Based on the numbers reported by Blizzard so far, it will probably take a while before their subscriber level falls significantly.

"The game has proven to be incredibly resilient against the test of time," he added, "not only because it's a great game but also because it's turned into somewhat of a pop-cultural phenomenon."

Jagex COO, Rob Smith simply said that sci-fi MMOs like Star Trek Online and Star Wars: The Old Republic "are unlikely to topple the likes of World of Warcraft".

Earlier this year Blizzard said that copying World of Warcraft is "not the right move" for other MMO devs.