PSP News: PSP Capable Of Handling The MMO? - PSP News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

PSP Capable Of Handling The MMO?

Massively multiplayer online games are generally limited to powerful platforms that can handle both giant environments and a huge number of players online at once. Would you count the PSP among that group? Well, Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics producer, Lawrence Liberty, does.

During an exclusive interview with Eurogamer, he said the only thing stopping MMOs from being succuessful on Sony's handheld was a "potential lack of audience."

"There could be an MMO made for the PSP," said Liberty. "Even if it relied on a sizeable Memory Stick, the machine has the basic components to field an MMO. It could certainly handle something like EverQuest Online Adventures [PS2 MMO]. This begs the question, would there be a market for a PSP MMO?"

Obviously, the game he's producing is somewhat similar - in concept - to MMOs, and further talked about the comparison between traditional RPGs and MMOs. He believes that just because one is getting more and more popular, that won't negatively impact the other.

"I think there is room enough for both genres to thrive. The continued success of Final Fantasy is testament to that. The gaming market continues to expand, so I don't view the RPG market as fixed," he continued.

Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics is slated to release for the PSP this September, but when can we expect to see the first MMO? Heck, if other developers take Libterty's words to heart, it might be right around the corner. And that would be another revolutionary step for portable game systems.

6/4/2007 Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

New Comment System

Legacy Comment System (0 posts)

There are no comments to display.

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

How often do you visit the site?
Once a day
Several times a day
Every few days
Once a week
This is my first visit
I've never been here, even now I am not here

Previous Poll Results