Champions Online No Longer Coming to Consoles

The oft-promised console edition of Champions Online is no more, as developer Cryptic Studios has revealed that "there are no current plans for a console version."

The super-powered MMO, released on PC in September 2009, was once slated to hit both PC and Xbox 360 simultaneously. Cryptic later changed its tune, saying the console version would arrive later, with owner Atari hoping it would still hit within 2009. nope

"100% of our focus is on making the current PC product the best it can be," reads an official forum post from Cryptic creative director Jack Emmert, noticed by Team Xbox.

Cryptic previously told VG247 that it was "ready to go" with an Xbox 360 version, cautioning "but until we get the go ahead from Microsoft, right now we're sort of waiting" and adding "it just takes time for the big beast known as Microsoft to get moving."

Champions Online marks the latest on a growing pile of MMOs once slated to arrive on Xbox 360, including Cryptic's very own Marvel Universe Online, while long-promised others, like Funcom's Age of Conan, have still yet to arrive. However, Microsoft's platform isn't entirely devoid of MMOs--Square's Final Fantasy XI hit Xbox 360 in April 2006, and Capcom recently announced plans to bring Monster Hunter Frontier to Xbox 360.