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.