In a similar fashion to last month's CNN article, the UK's Times Online has written an article on the 'episodic gaming' trend. The piece discusses some of the background and reason why companies are interested in dividing games into chunks, and it mentions Secret Ops as a pioneer of the concept. What is left up to speculation is whether audiences will pay for the experience, but I think the genre has already seen enough success for it to happily coexist with traditional games in the foreseeable future. You can check out the full article here.
Episodic gaming has lurked in the shadows for almost a decade, with Electronic Arts among the first companies to offer online updates to titles such as Wing Commander. But now, with development costs rising ever higher and broadband penetration widening the online marketplace, more mainstream developers are endorsing the model.