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Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Star Wars MMO could be console bound - Warhammer too

Now that BioWare's worst kept secret is officially out of the bag, attention has turned to which platforms the new Star Wars MMO will be gracing. EA's Frank Gibeau has spoken to Eurogamer.net revealing that there is serious consideration being given for credit-farmers and space-raiders to get their Jedi Mind Trick fix on a non-PC platform, stating: "We're definitely looking at the opportunity to bring the MMO experience to console, without question."

With SOE's John Smedley recently coming out declaring Sony's plans to actively venture into the lucrative MMO market it would be no surprise if Star Wars: The Old Republic gets earmarked for padawan training on the PS3. What's also interesting to note however is that recent new fish to the MMO arena, Warhammer Online, is also quoted as being up for a possible console helping with the nebulous comment from Gibeau of "They're both under consideration" piquing further interest.

Considering EA are publishing both BioWare's and Mythic's MMOs this would make financial sense so it's exciting times for us console wranglers with a popular genre, traditionally unavailable due to the very nature of the game mechanics, now (highly likely) entering the console fray.

Source: GamesIndustry.biz
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