Champions Online No Longer Coming to Consoles

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2010 9:40am PDT 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.

"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.

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  • guess this pretty much nixes STO going to 360 as well.. not that I'm shocked or anything,
    Personally I don't think that a console is the type of platform that I would want to play an MMO on. the interaction with a computer and monitor is much more intimate than a console and television. A computer is pretty much an experience best suited alone whereas a console (typically) is best used with groups.
    I'm not sure I 'm explaining this correctly but I think you know what I'm trying to get across.

    fook me quitting smokes is hard.. that nicotine really does keep the brain firing heh