By Brianmcdon 34 Comments
After hearing that Sid Meier is currently working on a Facebook version of his Civilization franchise I was shocked to say the least. Firstly who is this aimed at, will it be the experience that we all know from the PC or will it be heavily gimped to cater for all audiences? This got me wondering if Facebook games can really capture the "hardcore" audience by providing games with the depth and quality we are used to from other platforms. Civilization is a large IP, which clearly shows us that developers like Fireaxis and people like Sid Meier ,a true innovator within the industry, really believe in the potential of games on platforms such as Facebook. If this is truly a full game so to speak I don't think I would play it. I could never see myself playing games on Facebook for a prolonged period of time, its just not what I want from a social networking site. I don't want to log on and play games in my browser with any sort of intensity, but maybe I'm looking at this all wrong, maybe this is what people want? Fully featured games available on your web browser wherever whenever . What do you guys think, what is the future of these games, is there one? and would you like to see big developers put money and effort into this new platform?
To clear up the "Gamer" reference I am referring to people who call themselves gamers.