Sony Online Entertainment just did the impossible and launched an MMO
on a console ... and it's got several more on the way in the near future. According to SOE president John Smedley, the long-awaited PS3 release of Free Realms
has been submitted to Sony and will be out soon. "If I was a betting man," Smedley told Eurogamer
, "I'm betting sometime early February it gets launched on the PS3 in SCEA. And probably, and this is a guess, sometime in March for SCEE. And that will use a free-to-play business model on PS3."
And that's not all! The Planetside
sequel currently code-named Planetside Next
is on the way to unspecified platforms. "We're looking at late first-quarter, early second-quarter ," Smedley said. He even reaffirmed plans to release The Agency
in the second half of 2011. "We're not giving out a specific date yet because we don't know it," he said. In addition to those, "There are [unannounced projects]," Smedley said. "Can't even disclose a number, but a lot."