Take-Two’s Zelnick says “MMOs don’t work” in the US

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What makes one MMO succeed and another struggle? Take-Two Interactive chairman Strauss Zelnick says that at least one important factor at play in this equation is whether or not the MMO title is published in the United States (via Polygon).

“We’re actively investing in online and MMOs, we’re just not doing it in the U.S,” Zelnick reportedly said at the Cowen and Company Technology, Media and Telecom Conference Thursday. “MMOs don’t work here. A couple of our competitors have found out that through very, very expensive lessons. One of our competitors just recently announced they’re restarting an MMO project.”

For Zelnick, the list of MMO titles that have found some solid footing in the USA was short. “How many MMOs have been successful in the U.S.?,” he said. “Two...