Aside from crazy 1st party titles, and nearly a vast selection of 3rd party titles, President of Sony Online Entertainment John Smedley believes that the PS3’s MMOs will help distance the console’s offering from that of Xbox 360.
All thanks to (drumrolls): The Agency for one! Smedley said that titles such as The Agency would see MMOs become ‘a strong selling point’ for the PS3, especially since it has been confirmed to us directly by SOE that the title will be Free to play on the PS3 and PC, with the PC port having obvious things the PS3 will not have or the same detail in textures to separate the PS3 one as the primary one.
To me, video games are just reaching the real mass-market now. That is going to translate to the MMO side of the business.
Smedley also said that MMOs are set to become far more mass market in the near future.