Traditionally a preserve of the PC gaming enthusiast it looks like console gamers the world over are in for a treat as NCSoft confirm that a console version of their forthcoming MMO is “in the preparation stage”.
Exactly. I have always wondered how a proper mmo would run on consoles. Now i guess i get my chance to see.
FF11, PSU and EverQuest Adventures weren't "proper" MMOs to you? The MMO formula works perfectly well on consoles, because it's pretty much the same exact "porting formula" for lack of the proper term that the Diablo-esque games use when going to consoles. Skills get mapped to face buttons and a shoulder button or 2 is used to modify the face buttons. It's really the same exact formula. I never understand people who still question whether both of these genres (MMORPGs and Diablo-typeRPGs) can or will work on consoles. They both have been working perfectly on consoles for years. On topic, I'm shocked NCSoft has taken this long to even announce this. I remeber it was like E3 2008 when NCS announced a 4 game deal with Sony. WHich I guess they decided to give up on, I figured they decided not to work on consoles at all. I've wanted Guild Wars on PS3 since that announcment. Better late than never. Microtransaction tend to go over well with the PS3 community, subscriptions don't, so Guild Wars will be a prefect fit on PS3. If it's also free to download on top of no sub......you're gonna see HUGE numbers of players on consoles. If they charge for the download, I do hope it's not too much. Like $20 tops.
lol arrite calm down there buddy. Here ill even give you a bubble because you are probably right.
silly you, guild wars doesn't do microtransaction. they do expansion packs
THIS IS FANTASTIC NEWS, and if they do a good job of the transfer, it could very well be one of the best games on 360
I wonder if they plan on doing cross platform servers. This is the only way I would buy it for a console.
Um if anything it will be released on the ps3 because of the contracts Sony an ncsoft have with eachother, plus ps3 is open network. Xbox is closed network.
I am thinking its for PS3 or WiiU. Power might be an issue with putting an MMO like Guild Wars 2 onto a console. While it looks beautiful on the PC what would it look like on a console? WiiU is likely best option for it. If not then its likely for Xbox 3/PS4. I am thinking this is why NCsoft backed away from their 4 game deal with Sony for PS3. Although I could be wrong. If its coming to a console my money is on WiiU or next gen. Which already has Ghost Recon Online coming to WiiU. Its likely this could be hitting Nintendo's new console as well.
Totally agree... this could be huge... and as it's "free to play" it's one of the few MMOs that could actually make this work on a console / XBL / PSN etc without loads of confusing monthly charges for users etc...
As a staunch mmo fan and someone who has bought into the guild wars 2 hype.. alls I can say is FUUUUCK!!!! A good well made pc mmo shouldn't be possible to convert to the consoles. Console gamers gunna have but really.. MMOs are supposed to be MASSIVE.. any game with decent graphics these days would struggle on the current generation of consoles when many people are on the screen at any given time.
I guess the same could be said about Diablo3 possible console release.
No. Just no. Diablo 3 is not an mmo its just a lil dungeon crawler ofc it can work on a console just like torchlight did an dungeon seige. I never played neither of them. I still look forward to Diablo 3 and i even know that the type of game it is can work on consoles.
Same here, this is really bad news to any MMO fan. For this game to fit on a console it would have to be really stripped down and if it isnt then that means the mmo itself is lacking big time. WoW not matter how old it is still cannot fit onto consoles cause it is a real open world mmo an not all linear instances like swtor which i quit recently. Im still looking forward to Guild Wars 2 but i hope it doesnt put any effort into a console version or port. It needs to focus on PC. The correct platform of this genre.
Could be massive. Good news, indeed.
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Seriously? Wow. This could be epic.
All NCSoft did was reiterate something that's been known for several months now and that's that ArenaNet have a tiny team working on a potential console version of GW2 exactly the same as Blizzard has for a potential console port of Diablo3. These sites are just looking for hits and I seriously question their professionalism.
It was news to me and I like to think that I'm fairly up to speed on events. Do you question the professionalism of sites like Kotaku and Eurogamer? Both sites have posted the same story in their news section.
Yes I do. This is a non-story, ArenaNet confirmed nothing. This is just another example of shoddy and headline grabbing journalism tbh. I expect this from a the joke of a site that is Kotaku but I'm disappointed in Eurogamer as they're usually quality.
Erm... sorry dude... it's now confirmed, and I'm not prepared to take the blame for a news story we broke before we could link it up. News is news. In fact what a lot of people want is the news as soon as it's out, otherwise, well it's not really news anymore! So we try not to sit on news, but rather push it out as soon as we have it... (Although I do appreciate your point that some people push "opinion" as "news" which is wrong and I hate that as much as the next person...) ( http://www.guildwarsinsider... )
No it was just affirmed but let's not get bogged down by semantics! Guildwarsinsider already admitted (stopping short of apologising though) pretty much that nothing was announced and that they blame their source, needless to say they've gone down in my books.
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