More Details Regarding NCSoft/PS3 Deal
We first heard about the big deal between perennial MMORPG king NCSoft and Sony at July's E3 event, and now, we've got more details. Geoff Heath, NCSoft Europe's head boss spoke to GamesIndustry.biz about this deal, and the results of that interview are as follows:
First, it appears this is a deal that has been brewing for quite some time. NCSoft has been trying to find a company with the "right technology and support" to dive into the console realm, and they also like how the PlayStation Store operates. Further, because this developer has many titles circulating, they need to whittle it down to four and pick those to deliver to the PS3...we're hoping they stick to the big titles like Guild Wars. Anything new they create will indeed be exclusive to the PS3, even though a PC version of each one of these "will probably exist" at some point.
And if you're not a big fan of the MMO, you needn't worry. NCSoft does plan to provide a "range of game styles over time," and while that does include fantasy-themed titles, it doesn't mean every one of them will be massively multiplayer online. Whenever we get information regarding these PS3 exclusives, we'll be sure to let you know.
8/28/2007 Ben Dutka