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Submitted by John_Osiecki 435d ago | article

Console MMOs - A Love/Hate Relationship

I have two passions in the video game world: MMOs and my home console. While PC gamers have been enjoying MMOs for years, console gamers have been handed the bone. As we approach a new generation of consoles, we have to wonder if they can finally deliver a proper MMO experience to console gamers. (GameCube, Next-Gen, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Need4Game  +   435d ago
PC MMOs have to cater highly variety of PC spec, that holds them from pushing the Gameplay & Graphics further. With stable Console, MMOs developer can push the Game to the limit of the Consoles.
thehitman  +   435d ago
Agree MMO players show how behind the PC market is behind in terms of gaming capablities. A lot of gpu in peoples computers cant handle MMOs and lag during heavy load of people. I have a gaming PC that can handle any MMO but I would say only like 5% of the people I play with on various MMOs can. MMOs on consoles would increase the user base of people who can actually handle and enjoy the gameplay. The only thing developers would have to do is allow mouse and keyboard on console versions as I think thats the only way to play a MMO. Also I believe cross-platform is a must if not I probably wouldnt bother w/ a console MMO that has the same PC version D3 being the perfect example of that not being cross-platform.
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aiBreeze  +   435d ago
Yeah because graphics make a game.. give me a deep complex and engaging non watered down combat system with loads of skills over graphics thanks.

Games like Planetside 2 are perfect for consoles but games like WoW just won't work with a controller.
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thehitman  +   435d ago
Nobody said gfx makes the game but it always helps and if you disagree its either because you dont have a gaming PC yourself to know the difference or just being ignorant on the matter. I played a lot of low quality gfx MMO titles that my gpu could remax the settings probably 3-4x over and b4 I built my PC I knew how it felt to have that low-quality PC lagging to all hell on lowest quality. Developers have to accommodate for those low quality gamers since they make up the vast majority of the market.
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aiBreeze  +   435d ago
I have a mid range gaming PC and upgrading in a few months. Graphics certainly help but newer consoles isn't going to change much.. even MMO games developed with consoles in mind will still release them on the PC and will want to scale the graphics to run on a variety of systems.
Ksar  +   435d ago
i loved Phantasy Star Universe on Xbox 360. And FFXIV looks really good on Playstation 3
SegaGamer  +   435d ago
Phantasy Star Universe on the PS2/360 has given me my best memories of gaming. If they released PSO 2 on consoles i would geek out about it :P
sGIBMBR  +   435d ago
FFXIV is the first true console MMO this gen. I've been playing the beta with M/Kb, this game proves that MMO's are possible but the graphics are slightly below par IMO.

Hopefully next gen we see more MMO games on consoles. It's the main reason I'm jealous of PC players, I didn't realise how much I missed MMO games until I started playing FFXIV beta!
Supermax  +   435d ago
Bring more of them to consoles,ans wile were at it lets see eve online as well.
XRAVE  +   435d ago
I played Everquest online adventures on PS2 and DC Universe on PS3 both Great games bring more mmos too consoles! especially Everquest Next for PS4 Thanks!
Supermax  +   435d ago
Guild wars 2 would work with a controller.

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