The article at http://www.gamesindustry.biz/...">http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/google-lively-to-become-online-gam... starts with:
Quote:Following confirmation that Google intends to open its virtual world Lively to games developers, creative director Kevin Hanna has revealed the long-term goal is for the service to become an online games platform.
Although there are already a number of available online games development platforms, I am concerned about this announcement due to the large pool of talented and dedicated people that Google can assign to this project. On the other hand, this is quite different from their core business so it is also quite possible that it may not become a major factor in games development. However, I would certainly not bet against Google eventually succeeding in anything that they decide to seriously compete in.
- John O.
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