Star Wars MMO and Warhammer Online 'Under Consideration' for Console Release

Though BioWare only announced its story-driven MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic for PC, studio owner Electronic Arts have revealed that console...

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Though BioWare only announced its story-driven MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic for PC, studio owner Electronic Arts have revealed that console releases of both Star Wars and EA Mythic's PC-only MMO Warhammer Online are being considered.

"We're definitely looking at the opportunity to bring the MMO experience to console, without question," EA Games president Frank Gibeau informed Eurogamer.

"[Star Wars: The Old Republic and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning are] under consideration," he continued, warning that the company is "not really in a place to commit or announce anything specific with regards to those."

Warhammer Online launched on PC this past September. Developer BioWare and publisher LucasArts have yet to state when Star Wars: The Old Republic will arrive, though the studio has promised that an open beta will precede its release.

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    October 22, 2008 7:59 AM

    I just dont understand how a mmo would work on a console unless the game came with a keyboard and mouse peripheral. In that case just get the PC version and enjoy the superior graphics and mods.

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      October 22, 2008 8:01 AM

      Plus, MMO's usually don't hog that many resources (just bandwidth) - you could run them on a MAC if you wanted.

      The controls don't really matter though, just change the UI. MMO's aren't exactly "deep".

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        October 22, 2008 8:06 AM

        I think he's talking about conversation between players. Chatting. Part of what makes an MMO an MMO.
        And don't even start with "voice communication only". Out of 10 People, 4 have "a broken mic", 3 are kids who don't want to reveal their age and 1 will be a woman who doesn't want to be hit on by geeks.

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        October 22, 2008 8:09 AM

        I don't see how one can move through 40 skills + multi targetting fast enough to keep up with the game. Especially in PVP (cc etc).

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      October 22, 2008 8:35 AM

      ps3 you can hook up a usb mouse and keyboard and they will work

      can even browse the web like you would

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        October 22, 2008 8:46 AM

        Awesome, so it's a crappy computer!


        :rolleyes:

        If an MMO is going to hit a console it has to be a unique experience that defines a specific reason as to why you would want to play it on a console as opposed to PC.

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          October 22, 2008 10:09 AM

          big tv and comfy couch is enough for me

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            October 22, 2008 10:18 AM

            dvi to hdmi runs to my 50" tv just fine. Wireless mouse and keyboard, couch ready.