On my provoking last blog post I pondered that social platform will expand the gaming market: players who have never played anything, will join the ranks and play Facebook games. I stated that FB would not replace anything though: people who play their World of Warcrafts keep doing that.
The morele of the story, I will admit that yeh, when more games become browser based and work realtime (like, real competitors to Left 4 Dead or whatnot) then there’s chances that FB gaming replaces something. Those Farmville clones will never stop any Fifa ’10 player to from playing virtual football. (Maybe).
But… when? The Paintball game there uses Unity. So yeh, when there’s decent option for browser based gaming (like Unity does) and when there’s more than 1 realtime game to play there… then there’s some chances that some gaming might go to that direction.
But morally I was right.