It looks like the chances of publisher Take-Two entering the MMO market in the near future are pretty slim.
In fact, chairman Strauss Zelnick thinks anyone considering entering the market should have a long and serious think about it first.
How many MMOs have worked in US market?” he asked, as reported by GameSpot. WOW and Everquest. How many have been launched? We don’t like those odds.”
He went on to add that managing servers and call centres is something Take-Two knows nothing about”, saying that the idea of making a $100m investment to launch in the US isn’t consistent with our approach to business”.
Nonetheless, Take-Two is currently dabbling in the sector with the launch of NBA 2K Online in China, with a view to a possible expansion into Korea should it prove popular.