Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley says that the company will release all of its future MMOs to consoles, instead of limiting some titles to PC.
"For us, the opportunity that we see on the PS3, and potentially the PSP, is something that we can’t pass up on," says Smedley in a new interview
with game weblog MTV Multiplayer.
"I would say that we would be one of the early adopters on [bringing MMOs to consoles], and we plan on becoming one of the dominant players in the MMO space on consoles. We see that marketing coming; we think it’s there now, so we want to get a good market share there."
He claims that only two companies that has released a "true MMO" for consoles, SOE with EverQuest Online Adventures
and Square Enix with Final Fantasy XI
. The developer's future MMOs include The Agency, DC Universe
, and Free Realms
, all of which have been announced for both PC and PlayStation 3.
Smedley says that the studio has developed its codebase in such a way that its engine will run across both PC and console platforms, noting, "There was some up front investment, certainly, but we’ve invested in making sure that the technology runs on both. We’re adapting controls and some of the communication features but we’re trying to keep the same primary game."