SOE: NGP The “Perfect Machine” for MMOs
With DC Universe Online announced as Sony Online Entertainment’s “fastest selling game ever” and Free Realms having recently released on the PlayStation Network (in the US), SOE has managed to show that console gamers do have an appetite for MMOs. But as the NGP is set to be a fully integrated online mobile device, it may be even more suited for MMOs, with SOE believing that it could be ultimate device for such games.
Speaking in an interview with GI.biz, John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment, explained that he believed the handheld was perfect for MMOs:
With the console, we’re selling to an audience that already has the PS3 obviously – and by the way not the just the PS3, but in the future I can other devices. Sony’s announced the NGP, and if that isn’t a perfect machine for doing MMOs on, then I don’t know what is.
Unfortunately, with SOE having made 205 staff redundant, and canceling several upcoming projects, including The Agency, its unlikely the publisher will be developing on the platform itself, despite recognising the fact that the NGP is well suited for MMOs.
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