Massively Multiplayer Online games are becoming a popular trend within the video game arena. Also known as MMOs or MMORPGs, these games are usually played online, bringing together players from all over the world. Currently, the most popular MMO is that of Blizzard's World of Warcraft series of games, a popular standard that other games have tried to duplicate. LucasArts and Bioware, both famous for their Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic games, hope to not only duplicate, but overshadow WoW with their game conclusion to the series, The Old Republic.
Here, we'll look at MMOs, where the concept first came about and where the genre will go from here.