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Posted: Mar 29th 2010 11:07AM Harley Dude said

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TOR CM Sean Dahlberg has just reaffirmed TOR is PC only.

http://swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=2692434#post2692434

Chill out my Pc brothers. They're not dumbing this down to work on consoles.

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 11:33AM Lateris said

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The Docs over at BioWare have really started to talk about the quality of the PS3 publicly. But if anyone can pull it off it will be BioWare since they have the XP down with consoles. If they do actually release this on a console then I can see them making that 2 million projection in unit sales or subscriptions. But as we all now it is not going on consoles.

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 12:16PM Seare said

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I'm LOL at how easy it is to get you people worked up. It has already been confirmed on the TOR forums that the game is being developed for PC only, not any console.

Oh and BTW, I'm in my 30s and I play on the PC and on a console. I also know others in their 30s that play on consoles. So calling console players kids is just stupid and shows how ignorant you are.

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 12:59PM SgtBaker said

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Console MMO's! *gasp* What an idea! Who would have thought...

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 1:14PM goatfoam said

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I'd have preferred it on console, it might have actually pushed Bioware into changing things up a little or at least introducing an element of skill extending beyond figuring out your spell rotation and boss scripts, and avoiding weird looking shit on the ground. Instead it looks so far like we'll be looking at the standard action bar setup that got old 5 years ago already. I'm not surprised though, cause lets face it, most console players wouldn't be a great source of subscription fees - they're too busy actually having fun.

Not that I'm saying Bioware won't do some amazing things with this release. I don't have enough information on it to make that call. But at the very least, a 360 confirmation would probably have meant I'd be playing it on a HDTV from a comfy sofa in a years time, rather than from my dull old desk. It's a shame really.

Posted: Mar 30th 2010 2:57PM sandwiches said

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That's absurd.
How would releasing on consoles push Bioware to do something beyond the usual MMO fare? Why would this push not be possible on a PC-only release?
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Posted: Mar 31st 2010 9:41AM goatfoam said

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I'm not saying that it wouldn't be possible on a PC only release. It
should be possible, but from the (admittedly basic) information we've
had on TOR so far it doesn't look like they've taken that opportunity.


Most console players simply wouldn't enjoy the "usual MMO fare" we've
seen in every major release since 2005, so in order for an MMO to
actually bring in subs from that demographic developers would have to
do something different - which could in turn actually change things up
here in PC land too. And as far as I'm concerned, right now? Any
change would be for the better.
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Posted: Mar 29th 2010 2:00PM Cendres said

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You know what, BioWare saying they want to reach 2 million subs doesn't seem so crazy anymore... ;P

I'd love this on the PS3.

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 2:13PM (Unverified) said

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Do people read more than headlines these day?heh

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 2:25PM Harley Dude said

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Apparently not, Abriona.
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Posted: Mar 29th 2010 2:23PM Emolition said

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My first mmo was on PS2 everquest it was pretty good but really slow to chat as you had cyberkeyboard on the screen (atleast me as i didnt have keyboard to PS2). So the only problem i had was to chat with some ppl answering questions for before you had time to answer the first 2-3 new questions was asked=P
And everquest on PS2 now allso shut down the servers.

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 2:35PM tGill said

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FAKE

The Witcher for consoles was cancelled last year!

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 2:55PM CyberNigma said

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Posted: Mar 29th 2010 3:00PM CyberNigma said

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For those not familiar with what the average [steam] PC is running these days.
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Posted: Mar 29th 2010 3:12PM Lateris said

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Does "TBC" mean "to be clarified"?

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 3:12PM wjowski said

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PC Gaming snobbery aside, we've seen this ritual before. I doubt anything will come of it.

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 4:13PM Interitus said

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Shouldn't Massively pull this off the Break News sidebar? It's not true, why pull more attention to it?

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 5:04PM (Unverified) said

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Hell no Interitus this article is now an inadvertent study into who,when visiting this site, does more than read the headline and look at the picture.
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Posted: Mar 29th 2010 5:57PM (Unverified) said

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/facepalm

OMG NO NO NO! NO MMO ON CONSOLE! I AM ARE COMPUTERZ ONLY!

QFT. "OMG you have to Dumb it down!" Ya know, both the PS3 and the 360 have multiple USB ports, easily plugging in a keyboard or mouse if you so require.

Also, Anyone remember the Radtastic logitech Keyboard PS2 controllers that came out around the time of FFXI and EQOA and such? Bring those back and the mouse can go bye bye!

I don't care if my graphics look a little worse than a PC, the reason I want a console MMO is for having my version being 100% Developed and crafted for MY machine. I want my lag to by my ISP's fault, I don't want to take 2342342 hours to log in.

Also, honestly, most of the "mmos" that are rumored to come to the 360 are more action oriented anyway, making it a better thing for a controller anyway tbh. The only one that I've heard more mainstream standard of an MMO would be the oft-rumored LOTRO, but yeah, didn't happen, did it?

if you want to get into the console market, you might have to put a bit more in than the normal game.

Say you put out TOR on the 360, bundle it with a keyboard controller and sell it for $100 USD, but include 60 days time free instead of the standard 30, meaning it "really" cost about $85, which is pretty standard for Consoles games with peripherals (think Guitar Hero)

Would people buy it? Yes.

Posted: Mar 29th 2010 10:29PM Xanderkun said

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I don't know if anyone has pointed out yet Microsofts feet dragging on allowing developers to readily patch the game as easily and quickly as a PC while on a 360. Really, that is a huge thing that is holding back MMO's for consoles.

I'm no fan of the idea of bringing the MMO to such a wider player base. While things like the Natal and Move just seem like horrible ideas for people that do have consoles and use them for other games (RTS and FPS's on my PC, sandbox and exclusives on my 360).

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