Heath Hindman writes a response to a recent article saying that MMORPGs will "always fail" on consoles, stating how and why he thinks MMORPGs will "gradually work their way into increased popularity among console gamers."
no mention of Everquest Online Adventures on PS2? that was my first MMORPG
played it and Champions of Norrath. Great games. I'm surprised they didn't mention how much of a success FF11 has been. It's currently on both the Xbox360 and the PS2(BC PS3s as well I think). Last I checked it's subscription based and still has a decent following. Ohh and believe it or not, PSHome could be considered an MMO. Yea it's not a WoW clone, but it does fit many of the MMO criteria.
i just recently returned to ffxi, but on pc not ps2 this time.. i have a level 60 beastmaster and a 55 dark knight, plus various other jobs leveled for sub job status...
MMO's have already made success on console. FFXI is on PS2 and 360 and is still one of SE's most profitable games. I don't know about you but I think a game that costs very little to run but pulls in a massive profit is a success.
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I wonder what the hold up is on making an MMO for consoles? Seriously, even a console version of a game like MapleStory would make some serious $$ in micro-transactions. All consoles have QWERTY input devices for typing/chat. Also the PS3 supports Keyboard and Mouse out of the box. I really feel that the PS3 would be a much bigger hit if they started hitting heavy with MMO's and RTS games using the Keyboard and Mouse as primary input devices. Seems to me this is one of the areas they are really ahead of the competition on and they are not maximizing their potential market share gains.
never played a MMO before,so im looking forward to ff14, plus i have a keyboard and mouse hooked up already to my PS3 :)
I played EQOA for a bit, then started playing FF11, played it for years. When i sold my ps2 (stupidest move ever) I started playing FF11 on my laptop. I cannot wait for FF14. Its going to be beautiful. I think its hilarious that people completely ignore the success FF11 was and still is. They will see, haha, FF14 will be even bigger. mark my words
I loved it. From what I hear, it's still going. I've been watching and waiting for PS3 MMO news, and I know I'm not the only one.
Same here. FF14 interests me somewhat, but I'm also very interested to see if someone else will combine the console base with the PC base like FF11 did and FF14 will be doing. For example, EQOA never combined with the players of PC EQ titles, that I'm aware of. It'd be quite a cool thing to see another EQ style game come out, this time for both consoles and PC with a shared community, I think. I'm curious as to how that would go, and I'd probably check it out.
yep eqoa is still going, sadly my apartment was broken into in fall 08 and i lost my BC PS3 so i have no way to play it, but i do i have an account still with a level 60 Bard.. great game..
in order for these games to take off on consoles they are gonna have to be free. monthly charges to play a game you just paid for is greedy. i draw the line at my annuual xbl fee and the paying for dlc.i wont pay monthly on top of that.greed!!
there is a misconception of that monthly fee.. mmropg's hosts hundreds of thousands of gamers in one world at the same time.. in game mods all the time and other various services is what you pay for.. the actual price may be greed but paying for an mmorpg is not.. the alternative is a free to play but you are gimped.. you can play and acquire gear but it will either be gimped gear or not last long or take a really long time to acquire that piece.. the other option in a free to play mmorpg is buying a piece of gear like a sword with great stats.. if your a supporter of this then you should have no problem paying for HOME and XBL avatar clothing cause that is the equivalent to a free to play mmorpg.
I'd be willing to be that people said the same exact thing about MMO's back before UO launched. Truth is people will gladly pay the subscription if the game is good. What I do think they should do is make the software available for free and give you a week long trial and then charge by the month. More people will try it if there's no cost upfront.
Dont you mean Was crap? Now the install base is more then enough for an MMO.
Considering how MS is approaching MMOs on the 360, trying to tie Gold into monthly subscription fees in the case of Monster Hunter, I don't don't see how they're not to have problems. They've already had at two MMO makers drop development for games already out on PC. And while the PS3 has a couple of MMOs in Japan, Angel Links and some pirate title just released, no one in the West is talking about how they're doing.
I think as long as it is free but you can buy things outside of the game with cash, it could be a good way to go. Plus it sucks when you get a new computer an it doesn't support any of the MMO's you like to play but it can play some of the big games (Windows 7 an I can't play most of the MMO games I like), but my computer can run Mass Effect 2.
I would kill for APB to come to PS3
monthly fees....big deciding factor.. GuildWars while not classified as one of these games, clearly shows how successful a game in this genre can be without monthly fees.. there is NO way I am paying 15 bucks per month on top of my 50 buck per year live fee. PSN presently not paying a fee, may entice me , but NOT 15 bucks per month
cant wait for dc universe and free realms and wotever else is coming out lol
Was my first mmo, for some reason your first mmo is always your favorite I think
Is mouse and keyboard and you can easily do that w/ the ps3 if developers build their MMOs keeping the ps3 in mind like Square and NCSoft then I definely would play them on my PS3 be nice if those Free Korean 1s were on consoles too they could easily do their little item/cash shops using the PSN store section.
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