John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), has been in the field of MMOs for quite a while. And while Planetside 2 took a good long time to release, the company is reaping the benefits off the massively multiplayer online shooter.
In conversation with GIBiz, Smedley stated that “I can’t give away revenue numbers, but it is doing an order of magnitude greater revenue daily than any of our other titles. It is really doing very well” and that the day when Planetside 2 becomes SOE’s highest grossing micro-transaction title of all time is “going to come very fast. It is going quickly.”
Smedley also talked about the next-generation of consoles and how they will be much better for MMOs and F2P titles.
“It’s really, really hard to make [MMOs] on this generation of consoles. It’s hard to make an MMO, and it’s doubly hard to make it on a console with the limited memory that you’ve got. The console market is huge, and it’s a big bet for us, and one we see as paying off in this generation, but in the next generation it’s going to be even better.”