Yeah... And IBM didn't impose the requirement that lead to the myth of Bill Gates quoting that no one would come close to using more than 640kb of memory in the DOS age. [http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Bill_Gates]. Yet, here we are again confining one of the most fastest growing technologies in a web browser and calling it the future. No punts directed at you Buster2000 as I've hard this too.
1) User credentials will be heavily vulnerable to 3rd party interceptions.
2) Customer support will have no clear scope of support because the game is in a browser that doesn't belong to the developing company.
3) Confusion of responsibility for some issues (browser development or game development).
3) Changes to web browsers via updates (and their are many of them) may inject compatibility conflicts, resulting in higher maintenance costs.
4) Web Browsers will increase the need for minimal specifications, reducing sale volumes.
5) A potential of reaching a maximum specification scope defined by a web browser.
And since a web browser is also used for practically everything else, you'll be running into tool bar conflicts, plug in conflicts, spyware, viruses, antivirus conflicts, etc... There's just way too much liability for any serious financial investment.
SIDE NOTE: Thanks TheChubu for the clarification on Bill Gates.
Edited by Subtle_Wonders, 01 January 2014 - 01:38 PM.