Will the world's biggest MMO finally see a console release, will Sony yet again follow Nintendo's innovative footsteps, and will the PlayStation 2 see a price cut?
WoW on 360 would be utter fail. FFXI worked on the PS2 because it was designed from the ground up to work on a console. The WoW interface is so complex that it would be impossible to map to a controller.
...yeah FFXI didn't really work though. Such a shoe-horned effort
actually FFXI works amazing on consoles, but WoW will never work on a console, Raids would be imposible on a console due to members having massive UIs and there WTF folder *yes thats a real folder in WoW* you would be un able to add the custom UI stuff on consoles so the game would never work, not to mention the the fact the servers would more then likely never be connected, so you would end up with very few members on the 360 server and most people would not just switch there characters over to the 360 version either. so WoW on any console = failure. no matter if its ps3, 360, 720, ps4, anything other then PC = flop for a MMO of that size. -hex-
FFXI was built from the ground up to work on anything, that was the whole Idea of Crystal tools, and the first sign that Square do not want to be exclusive to one console, but be able to publish their games on many platforms. And you would be surprised at the amount of people that play it still on the PS2 an 360. but I agree, WoW on consoles just cant work. However Diablo? most definitely.
PS2 big annoucement....price cute. :(
rumour killed...lol i like saying that any way wow would be interesting see on a console using the controller.i dont think i would enjoy playing it but seeing it would be interesting.
does not kill rumors... they grade the rumor with their opinion. so apparently common sense is the actual rumor killer and who the hell cares about a ps2 price cut? i didnt know ppl still havent owned one yet... get with the times ppl
LOL..... 1-the hard drive is not a standard on 360 even if they bundled the hard with the game it will rise the price( maybe 100$) 2-u need mouse and keyboard 2 play it, there is no way 2 use wow interface with controllers. 3-most of who play wow use add ones, u know MS will not allow it. 4- u have 2 pay xboxlive and blizzard 2 play the game. 5- there is no web browser on 360 how u r gonna check wow web site for the latest patches and latest news or the armory. 6- is the 360 owner a mmo player?? maybe blizzard want 2 expand their market 2 consoles but i think ps3 will be better for hosting wow it got hardddrive standard, free online web browser, more open network service than ms. but in my opinion wow is best on Pc. edit: i know the article said that wow unlikely going 2 360 but i wanted 2 kill those rumors myself :)
they made rts on console with ground up controls . why cant they do the same with wow? :)
rts is deferent than mmo. 1-u can play it without harddrive (load from disk),in MMO u need 2 install the game for many reasons like(huge areas, when u go in raids with many players it will be hard 2 interact with them because u need 2 stream from the hard drive then u upload and download the results will be serious frame drops and lags,long loading times,etc) 2-rts interface compared 2 mmo is like a child play, 3-its right u can use controller 2 play rts but its very annoying especially for who used 2 play rts on PC. in MMO games u have alot of buttons u need 2 press in battels and u need 2 chat and do other thing so controllers will be a complete fail compared 2 mouse+keyboard . u have 2 play wow 2 believe me :) ,wow interface is very complex, they can,t put it in controller because it will be very hard and annoying and will be no fun 2 play the game. 4- there is no subscribe fees for playing rts, great mmo games needs a subscribe because they provide u with high quality servers and a 24 customer services. in the end u can play rts games in consoles but mmo is a really hard task especially the x360( the reasons i typed in my first comment) also if they released it on ps3 it will not sell a lot because console players are not mmo players. if they want 2 release a mmo game for consoles they have 2 build a game from the ground 2 work on consoles. mouses and keyboards are must for MMOs :)
I agree with Xwow2008, wow on the 360 no, but the ps3 maybe, its got mouse and keyboard support a web browser and free online so you would only have to pay Blizz. It just makes more sense. ps. Xwow2008 you made alot of good points bubbles.
Im not much of a pc gamer, so i wouldnt mind seeing console based mmo games. But only if it doesnt seem forced.
Well I spose you could just make WoW a keyboard and mouse game on console and then it would work the same, but it definately wouldn't work with controller. I'm sure the WTF folder could be tweaked in some way to adapt it to console. Guild Wars 2 would be quite easy to do on a console and would probably sell really well, it would be easier than WoW to map to a controller but to be honest would still be a sh!tload better with keyboard and mouse. Either way I'd be interested to see sh!t like this on consoles, theres alot of quality PC games out that you don't get on consoles.
WoW wasn't designed for consoles; instead it was designed to run on as slow of computers as possible. Even a $300 computer will run WoW fine.
I'm not a WoW nut or anything, but it could work on a console such as ps3 or xbox 360. press L1 to access your battle traits. once the battle is done press r1 to access your healing and post battle traits. press left bumber to access your backpack and supplies, etc...... it doesnt have to work exactly like the computer version. ps LOTRO is so much better then WoW, just on story alone!!
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