ASGgaming.com: Star Wars: The Old Republic is one of the most anticipated upcoming games......Could it be coming to the consoles? How well would it work on PSN and Xbox Live?
can mmo games be successful on consoles?
I have a feeling we will see when DC Universe comes out for the PS3..
I don't think they will succeed if they continue to separate the two communities, console from PC. I think DC Universe will do well enough on the PC, but I think the console will falter since it will be the lesser community and will only serve to make it even smaller by this design choice. I would love SWTOR on the 360/PS, but not if it meant the community would be limited by the platform.
yeah untill they can integrate ps3, 360, and pc on the same servers you are just limiting your optoins granted not ev1 can play on one server but I would love to try this game but I am not spending 1000$ on a pc that can handle it
now that you have to pay subscription fees after shelling out $60? I'm not so sure about that anymore. We'll see soon enough but I know I was interested b4 when Sony was planing on having free subscriptions and instead use a different payment model but now? no way If the payments were like five bucks a month then maybe... maybe but $14.99? hell no.
I think so, Champions Online works great with a 360 controller (played the demo on my PC) so it would have been really good if it came to consoles, But then again I think every future MMO's should be B2P on consoles (buy 2 play). Only then i think they will be truly successful, so therefore Guild Wars 2 will be a great contender, I really hope it comes to consoles.
I'd nerdgasm on the spot. Yea, I think all MMOs should go B2P with micro-transactions to fill in the financial gaps... as long as the item shops doesn't result in game balancing being completely skewed.
1. Because EA is greedy. 2. The MMO Market is being sucked up by WoW and consoles is an easy untapped market for expansion. 3. Consoles are basically PC's, thus they are able to do MMO's more easily than ever. 4. EA has the network infrastructure and granted by Sony to make this happen. Bottom line, EA wants what Blizzard and Activision have, and if they are gonna try to topple and/or match WoW, the easiest way to to that is to go where WoW isn't I don't know when, but I fully expect EA and Bioware to bring this to the PS3 at some point. With any luck, EA might convince Microsoft to allow it as well.
I can tell you right now there wont be an MMO as successful as WoW on the consoles. Its just not the market for MMO's. Theres alot console only gamers that dont touch MMO's. Infact 80-90% of console only gamers dont have interest in paying monthly for a game.
Especially this gen. If the game is dynamic enough, they very well could buy and play it. Star Wars is such a franchise that could inspire this I'm picturing, approx 6 million PC users and 3 million PS3 users. Who wouldn't like to tap into 50-60 million install base (PS3 will have approx 50 million when game is launched). Like I said, it's business. So even if you were right, in that only 20% were interested, that's still over 10 million potential buyers, spinalc0rd. Every 500,000 users, is approx 90 million dollars a year in revenue. Again....it's business, and EA loves console gaming....they even are bringing SIMS 3 to consoles for petes sake. While you may not like or want it, no offense, but I think you'd be lying if you tell me you can't see this happening....especially knowing EA.
Lets put it this way. Lets picture it an MMO like star wars comes to Consoles. Ok so lets see how well consoles handle an MMO. If you've played an MMO on PC you'll know that its certainly not simple as console RPG's are. Now imagine a group in a dungeon Healer having to heal the tank an the damage dealers. How will targetting your party members function well? With a mouse it can be done almost instantly by clicking on a user or using the F1-F5 keys. How will a console replicate this on a control pad without the loss of the buttons you'll need for your spells? You must remember if they make an MMO for consoles they have to dumb it down for use of a control pad only, for those users that will NOT buy a keyboard and mouse for the game.
or unheard of. For instance, I have C&C Red Alert 3 for the PS3. They made a wheel for it. The same could be done for consoles as one option. But why stop there? There could be multiple UI options made just for the controller accessed right on the Menu Screen.....Choose which one you like better....try em all. Finally, if you don't want to play with the PS3 controller, you simply can use the default Keyboard and Mouse option. I fail to see the problem here, spinalc0rd. No offense, but it sounded like you were fishing for an excuse.....one that's been refuted before. Try Unreal Tournament 3 if you don't understand what I'm talking about. Really, there's not 1 single good reason for this game, especially a franchise as big as STAR WARS to NOT appear on console, Especially from a company like EA who seems to want most of their game on consoles. Let me know if you can think of one.
I am one of those who won't be playing it unless its on consoles, I am not a PC gamer i prefer consoles, MMO's are the only games/genre(the only genre i miss) that are yet to work out on consoles, Long ago no-one ever thought a shooter could work properly on consoles, of course then came Halo
RTS's still don't work well on consoles. Period. Played Ruse on console and it's terrible. MMO's aren't good for consoles because very few technical upgrades can be made to game over the course of it's existence because of hardware limitations on the console. (i.e. Final Fantasy XI, Everquest: Online Adventures) I know a lot of people won't like to see it and I'll probably get a lot of disagrees, but MMO's by their very nature are suited best for an open platform like a PC. This is all my opinion of course, but it comes with 10+ years of MMO experience.
if this comes to ps3 i wont bother upgrading the pc or building one if not then well i'll be looking at a good pc to play alongside my consoles
Can we just get a Bioware Star Wars game on the PS3 in general? I'll take anything..
As much as I would love to see this hit consoles I don't think it's going to happen. Just too much red tape at least for XBL. PSN however I could see it.
it was an interesting read and good to know gaming could help some soldiers with the tension. however the title has just been made from a quote from 2008 and brings nothing new to the table.
lets get the game tested and mechanics sorted before we start dreaming of a console port
Shitty articles like this are the reason why blogs shouldn't be allowed on N4G
Really a disagree? Screw you whoever did that. I will find you and kill you.
Can I have a moment with my family before you somehow track me across the internet to my exact address and pay hundreds of dollars to come here and commit murder because of my disagree?
make the hundreds thousands and we'll talk. lulz
give me Knights 3!!!! even if you drown it in DLC, i'll buy it all, i just dont want to pay hundreds of dollars for a game i'll never own
but yes I'd love to see a KOTOR 3 as well. I'd do many things to see that project happen.
Sweet, it'd be nice if did come to consoles. That trailer released for SW:TOR looked savage, I have to admit I felt a little jealous when it was 1st announced & with no mention of a console release, not that this article confirms anything. It looks for now to be a PC exclusive. The problem I have is with MMO's is that I've never played one & wouldn't know whether it's worth my investment in one (being a console only gamer practically all my life). I hope (SW:TOR &) DC:U put some kind of demo out, so people like me can try it out & then decide if it's worth it or not. Not saying the game/s won't be great but it's alot of money to put down for one game, especially when you've never tried anything like it before. If developers do put out demos for they're MMO's maybe they'll get more people who will buy them. Its just to risky to expect people to pay for something they've no idea about without trying it 1st. Anyway if SW:TOR doesn't release on console, I guess I'll be watching others play it on youtube.
you have those demos , even if they are technically called betas and trial periods.
Never going to happen.
I mean....If I would have told you last Jan. that a version of Steam would be coming to the PS3 and Valve want PC and PS3 gamers to play together, what would you have said? It's and even SHORTER stretch to believe EA wants to bring their MMORPG to the PS3....is it not?
gee whiz I just bought a spanking new PC for this game. In the end it all depends on how well DC universe online performs on the PS3.
You stop dicking around and give us a KOTOR III?