Phantasy Star Online and the occasional odd Final Fantasy out aside, MMOs on a console have been a tricky proposition up until now. Well, no, they still are, but a Sony exec says they’ll probably try to shoehorn them on Sony’s upcoming NGP handheld anyway. Attention-grabbing claims whose likely goal is to get MMOs and the NGP linked in the minds of the public? Definitely. Intriguing glimpse of the future? That as well.
“With the console, we’re selling to an audience that already has the PS3 obviously – and by the way not the just the PS3, but in the future I can see other devices. Sony’s announced the NGP, and if that isn’t a perfect machine for doing MMOs on, then I don’t know what is,” according to Sony Online Entertainment head honcho John Smedley. Um, something with a screen that can accommodate about a billion potion and skill shortcuts maybe? Unless of course, you mean perfect for Free Realms.
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