Somehow, Sean Ryan, head of game partnerships at Facebook has realised that games are good. He's also come to the conclusion that games such as those pumped out by Zynga (which recently saw its head of games walk out) are not the future. HARDCORE GAMES are!
Seriously, this appears something of a revelation, an epiphany to Facebook, which has got one thing right: hardcore games are good. But got one thing horribly wrong: people don't play hardcore games on Facebook. Here's what Sean has to say regarding the 10 titles aimed at the hardcore that Facebook wants to bring to market in 2013.
"It doesn't mean we're walking away from other games, but there's no question our focus for 2013 much of it will be about becoming a better platform for core gamers and developers who make those games."
For its part, Zynga has other thoughts
, with "real money gaming" aka "gambling" its next port of call.
Meanwhile, back at Facebook, Sean tries to nail down the future - telling Reuters
that, " Like 'Super Mario
' did for Nintendo or 'Halo
' on Microsoft, I think it just takes one title to come along, sort of as a benchmark to legitimize the whole thing." That's right dude, Halo