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Submitted by CaptainCamper 746d ago | opinion piece

Could League Of Legends Help Sony Or Microsoft To “Win” Next-Gen?

The next-gen battle continues to dominate the gaming headlines across the internet but there’s one area that’s been left in the dark, the massively popular MOBA genre. The MOBA genre is the MMORPG game of today. No longer is the endless slaying of Orcs and Elves the norm in MMO gaming, instead it has become the breeding ground for one of the most competitive eras in video-game history. Some of the most popular games on the planet today proudly hold the banner for the MOBA genre and the increase in popularity shows no sign of slowing. (League of Legends, PC, PS4, Xbox One)

dedicatedtogamers  +   748d ago
Snatching up PC ports years after they already get popular isn't going to do the trick *cough*worldoftanks*cough*plan etside2*cough*

LoL works on PC for reasons that consoles cannot duplicate.
Wizziokid  +   748d ago
First, Planetside 2 isn't even a year old yet.

LoL could work on console however I don't think it will win anything, sure people might get interested but the die hard LoL players aren't going to swap from PC to console. If anything it will help the dev more than the console adding more exposure to the game and adding an audience which might not have been able to play previously.

World of Tanks? never really seen anything on it so I'm not going to comment.
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Gimmemorebubblez  +   748d ago
Dude PS2 launched in Feb.
CaptainCamper  +   748d ago
PlanetSide 2 will explode on consoles, cannot understand why anyone would debate that.

You've got a valid point as LoL is aging but the popularity continues to increase and what's to say the competitive market couldn't expand to consoles?

Plus there's other MOBA games, such as SMITE, that would port to consoles far easier.
LordMe  +   748d ago
World of Tanks was fun, but in truth before the beta ended it just became World of Artilery.
PopRocks359  +   748d ago
If Planetside 2 is popular on PCs already and has been out for a while, I don't see how being on consoles will reinvigorate it or gain said consoles any traction.

That's like saying the 360 and PS3 were mega-hits because the Orange Box was ported to them. To that I say, "Ha...! And, uh, no, they weren't!"
Serg  +   746d ago
First of all, Planetside 2 came out this year. Second, it's made by Sony. And Third, hardly any console gamer has a gaming rig that can run Planetside 2 decently.

My current PC can handle most new full price titles on the highest setting, but Planetside 2 runs at 15 FPS in battles, if I'm lucky. I built this PC in 2007 and upgraded the GFX card in 2010. Obviously it's old, but it's still way faster than most of my friends PC's, who are primarily console gamers. They use their PC's to browse the web or to create documents and spreadsheats.

Not to mention that, I made the switch to Linux a year ago and deleted my Windows 7 partition a few months ago, because I wasn't using it. So I can't even play those PC titles, because the OS of my choosing doesn't support them.
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adorie  +   746d ago
Video game competitive landscape is growing and Sony or MSFT would be smart to pick LoL up for more diversity as well as to solidify their names in this area of gaming, as Quake, UT, Socom, Halo and CoD before it.

LoL has a huge international following
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HammadTheBeast  +   746d ago
I'd say potentially.

LoL is a game which has reached a near perfect noob-hardcore balance, even casuals try it, while hardcore players love it. Not to mention it has a MASSIVE player base, and I'd love to play LoL on a 32" LED screen at perfect settings my computer wouldn't handle.

With Dualshock 4's touch pad it might be a possibility. I doubt it though, just because of how skill shots are implemented.
Hydralysk  +   746d ago
That's the big thing. League of Legends whole balance is based around the amount of control you have with a mouse/keyboard.

It isn't that LoL wouldn't appeal to console players that's the issue, it's the fact that in order to make the game work with a controller you'd pretty much need to redesign or at least rebalance the entire game.
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Mounce  +   746d ago
I see in one area, you make a dedicated blog and act serious. Dedicatedtogamers

And then I see you here, and you're acting like a snobby PC Elitist? You know it's easily possible, and I'm 98% sure the PS4 has native Mouse and keyboard support - so you'd have to tell me how a console that has that, cannot duplicate what a PC can do outside of those devices alone :/....Controller and M&K are the only things separating the difference now -_- That and exclusives that don't go on PC.
Mighty Boom  +   747d ago
The answer is: NO.

Disagree me, now.
Urusernamesucks  +   746d ago
No.
DrRobotnik  +   747d ago
Don't know if it will help, but it certainly wouldn't hurt.
thehitman  +   746d ago
Only way LoL on consoles would do anything if it was cross-platform and the only console that could pull that off is playstation so if it does happen it could be big will it happen most likely not.
MeatAbstract  +   746d ago
Winning? No one 'wins' and no one should.
_QQ_  +   746d ago
LOL isn't as good as DOTA 2 so no
Tundra  +   746d ago
If anyone can use syndra or ahri with a gamepad/controller, you're god.

Otherwise, it wouldn't even work. It'd be a pain even last hitting minions with a controller.
ZeroX9876  +   746d ago
win next gen, obviously no, but having it on my ps4 would surely make me play more of it. Hell, with the rumor talk about mouse and kb support for bf4, why not have it for the ps4 also? With all the free games sony are adding to their lineup, wouldn't surprise me.

Free game? Can play with friends? Sounds nice to me.
GodofPlaystation  +   746d ago
Don't do it. Just have them make a new IP or something. If LoL goes on consoles it would be retarded. There is already proof that the Moba genre does not function in the console realm.
EverydayGuy  +   746d ago
Don't think the gamepad will suit the game that well. Imagine trying to play LOL with a gamepad, the face buttons are spells, the triggers are action/pots, switching between those will give you a slight disadvantage against k/m which 2-3 figures are ready to switch spells + the extra buttons for warning it is not ideal to for a gamepad.
Harmonizer  +   746d ago
I wonder how it's gonna play with a controller. Guardians of Middle Earth was terrible for that very reason.

Perhaps Mouse and Keyboard support for consoles? That would be really cool and give the consoles all those PC exclusives only us PC folks can enjoy.

Company of Heroes 2 on PS4 with M/K support would be awesome.

Planetside 2 is an FPS, considerably easier to port without giving up on certain features.
kingduqc  +   746d ago
I don't see how can they make mobas work on consoles, you need precision and fast reaction, unless there is a way to target people and minions fast with a controller (witch I don't see how) it just won't be the same game at all.

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