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[MCV]Sony: ‘Gamers want HD console MMOs’

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Platform holder confident there is a market for more titles like DC Universe Online

Gamers want to play MMOs on high-definition consoles, Sony research has found.
The platform holder made its claim ahead of the release of DC Universe Online, which debuted at No.10 in the GfK All Formats Charts this week.
MMO gaming has traditionally been the domain of PC, with games such as World of Warcraft generating astronomical revenue for publishers.
But Sony says its customers have told them that they want to play massively multiplayer online games in surround sound and on HD screens.

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/42607/Sony...D-console-MMOs
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But Sony says its customers have told them that they want to play massively multiplayer online games in surround sound and on HD screens
you mean kinda like I can on my pc right now?
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I guess these guys have never heard of PC gaming.
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Short answer: its not quite that simple.

Long answer: a traditional MMO is simply not possible on consoles both in terms of content and controls. Of course if there is a demand, some developer will make a cut down MMO just for consoles but anyone hoping for SWTOR or WoW equivalents will be sorely disappointed.
    
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I'm going to laugh if they bundle a keyboard with console MMO's.
Try playing wow with 4 or 5 buttons and looking around with sticks
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a new mmo IP built for console is cool.

Porting over a pc mmo to console is bad.

Though, I wouldnt mind cross platform interactivity.
    
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Translation: Low res upscaled to HD with low res textures, a view distance of 2 meters, eye castratingly intense bloom and particle effects in an object pop-fest. But we'll throw in pre-rendered cutscenes so it's okay.
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Pretty much any computer made in the last 7-8 years is playing at a higher resolution than PS3 owners enjoy...
    
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This, is terrifying evidence of the coming MMO frenzy that's about to dawn.

Or flop horribly.

I predict the latter.
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