Perfect World Wants to Bring its MMOs to Next Gen Consoles

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and The Elder Scrolls Online will bring MMORPGs to next-gen consoles in 2014, and they won’t be the only games for MMO fans to choose from. Perfect World Entertainment, the quietly prolific PC MMO publisher (Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, RaiderZ, PWI: Sirens of War, Rusty Hearts, Forsaken World and more) has created a console division with plans to bring its franchises to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

No word yet on which MMOs Perfect World will port, but the publisher did say it planned to bring “current and future games from Perfect World Entertainment’s suite of developers” to consoles.

“Perfect World Entertainment has long been the leader in free-to-play PC titles,” Perfect World Entertainment CEO Alan Chen said in a statement. “Bringing our titles to consoles is a natural progression for us, and we can’t wait to set a new standard for console MMORPGs and other genres.”

Perfect World does a nice job with action MMORPGs like RaiderZ and Rusty Hearts, and it seems like those types of non-hotbar-intensive games would be a good fit for controllers. I also think Neverwinter would work on consoles as it plays more like a third-person action game than a traditional MMO like WoW. Would be nice to see stuff from Neverwinter’s Foundry make the leap, too.

Perfect World said it will make its plans clear early next year. Looks like 2014 could finally be the year MMOs make the leap to consoles.

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3 Comments on Perfect World Wants to Bring its MMOs to Next Gen Consoles

Aids

On December 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Considering how cash shoppy there current games are I’d say NO.

psycros

On December 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm

We finally have consoles that are a really just mid-range gaming PCs, and those rigs handle PWE stuff just fine. A couple of their games would probably have worked on the X360 and PS3, honestly, so I’m a little surprised they haven’t already branched out. Its a potentially rich market to be certain. The kiddies who will happily blow their entire McDonald’s paycheck on shiny mounts and pets (to say nothing of XP bonuses) will all own PS4s or XB1′s eventually.

Dach

On December 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm

If they want to bring Neverwinter and a few others over to the consoles, then let them.

However, roughly half of Perfect World’s MMO’s are so poorly optimized that I can’t play them on my PC.

Rusty Hearts just freezing while loading anything beyond the tutorial area regardless of what I do.
Neverwinter can’t seem to run on anything but “low” settings without experiencing single digit F-P-S.
Star trek Online can’t draw textures on my PC to save it’s life [never seen so much pop-in]
The list goes on and on. . . . .

To put this in perspective I can run Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2 and Skyrim [with the co-op mod] all at Maximum Settings and not experience a single graphical hiccup.