Could more classic MMORPGs like Lineage II make it to mobile?

  • It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing more of the classic MMORPGs return in their launch forms with classic servers. The truth is, we’re hungry for those types of experiences. We miss the difficulty, the grind, the enforced grouping, the open world PvP with WoW Classic Gold, and the opportunities to forge our own stories in these games that largely just plonked us in a game world and left us to fend for ourselves.

    As much as we love the likes of Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online, and Final Fantasy XIV, something is just missing with those games. In this decade’s move towards more streamlined, casual-pleasing, single player-friendly MMOs, we’ve lost sight of what we loved about the genre in the first place.

    And the fact that developers are looking backwards for inspiration offers mobile a unique position to take advantage of it. Old School RuneScape is currently in the healthiest position of its entire lifespan thanks to mobile, with more players and members than ever before. Imagine what it could do for the likes of WOW, the original Guild Wars, Lineage II, EverQuest, and more.

    So heed our advice, mobile developers and publishers: we want classic MMORPGs on our phones rather than new online RPGs that play themselves. Just look at how successful Old School RuneScape is for inspiration.