For many PC gamers, a massively multiplayer online (MMO)
game is all they need. Thus far, MMO gaming has largely been a PC-only affair,
but with the latest generation of consoles being truly Internet-enabled, the highly addictive
gaming genre will soon naturally take root in the living room.
At Sony’s E3
press conference, it was announced that MMO developer NCsoft will make
games exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Although company officials did not
divulge any details regarding the names or types of games in development,
NCsoft did say the games would be created from both existing intellectual
properties owned by NCsoft, as well as new ones.
"This is a great step forward for online gaming,"
said Geoff Heath, CEOof NCsoft Europe. "We are delighted to be working
with Sony Computer Entertainment. PS3, with its advanced Cell Broadband Engine
and standard hard disc drive on every unit, has already demonstrated it is a truly
versatile online platform that gives NCsoft the potential to create massively
multiplayer environments. Together with the Internet-enabled PSP, we're
confident that SCEI and NCsoft can develop unique and compelling online
experiences that will be found on no other platform."
NCsoft is known for its successful online game products such
as the Guild Wars and City of Heroes brands and its flagship
product Lineage, which has a customer
reach of more than 70 million worldwide.
"NCsoft has established itself as one of the preeminent
developers in the online space," said Riley Russell, vice president of
third party and developer support, Sony Computer Entertainment America.
"Their track record of creating successful online games is exactly what we
are looking for as we grow the PLAYSTATION Network, delivering new, rich experiences
on both PS3 and PSP. SCEI's hardware leadership matched with NCsoft's extensive
online experience are the hallmarks of what is sure to be a fruitful
relationship for both companies, ultimately benefiting our core audience – the gamer."
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quote: Massively addictive online games by NCsoft only on PS3For many PC gamers, a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game is all they need. Thus far, MMO gaming has largely been a PC-only affair, but with the latest generation of consoles being truly Internet-enabled, the highly addictive gaming genre will soon naturally take root in the living room.