I don't mean to have a "I don't see a need for more than 640k of RAM" moment (Which, incidentally, Bill Gates never actually said
) but I personally do not see a huge market for MMORPGs on handhelds, due to a combination of hard drive space on the portable devices, ease of distraction when using a handheld as opposed to a console/computer, a different type of player mentality between primarily console players vs primarily console/computer players, and a number of other similar matters I can't really put into words.
I can't really describe it accurately, and I'm not even happy with the way I worded it just now because I don't think I can accurately express what I mean in simple terms (nor do I think I accurately expressed it here) but I just can't really picture an MMORPG on a handheld. It's kinda like picturing my mother buying an iPhone. Sure it's technically possible that it could happen, but it just seems so... off? Weird? Non sequitur? Displacing? I can't think of the term that most accurately describes it.
But then again, if you had told me 15 years ago, back in the days of Doom 2 on Dialup where you had to connect your modem via phone to dial to someone else's modem, that one day I'd be able to play an online game with THOUSANDS of players, and without tying up my telephone line for hours... I'd think that sounded a little off, too.
For that matter, if you had told me even 10 years ago that I'd be able to construct a computer blindfolded (part of a bet; I got 20 bucks out of it), I'm not sure I'd believe -that- either. Edited, Jan 28th 2011 12:10am by Mikhalia