Liliegren: Browser Based Games To Rival Home Consoles

By Kyle Wynen on February 11, 2010, 9:41AM EST
PC

Fredrik Liliegren, Former CEO of DICE, the developer behind the Battlefield series, believes browser-based games are becoming a "viable alternative" to home consoles, like the Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3. Since leaving DICE in 2006, Liliegren has become CEO of start-up developer, Antic Entertainment, a studio focused on browser-based games, like Junk Battles.

Speaking with Liliegren, he explained his thoughts about browser games vs. console games, "Well, it's going to be a larger set of the overall market, it's not going to conquer all the other platforms. It's becoming a more important part of the overall games market."

"As the experience gets better, similar to mobile games when they first came around people though that it was going to take over because people can play anywhere, but the quality wasn't there. Now it's getting there, and people see it as a viable alternative to their home experience. People can get a satisfying experience now on the web browser, and it's only going to get better."

GamingUnion.net conducted a lengthy interview with Liliegren about Antic, Junk Battles, and his thoughts on DICE since leaving the studio. Look forward to highlights, and the full interview, in the coming days.

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