Can the PS3 host an MMO to rival WoW?

playstation3Nowadays, the term MMORPG goes hand in hand with one juggernaut: World of Warcraft. While the MMORPG has generated plenty of funds not only for Blizzard Entertainment but for the PC platform itself, Sony may be planning an ace up its sleeve regarding the MMO potential for the PlayStation 3.

According to comments made by Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley, he suggested that the PS3 can host an MMO that can rival the popularity of World of Warcraft but the key word is when?

When asked the question on if a MMO on consoles can do any damage to WoW, Smedley said:

"I absolutely do [think we’ll see that], and in fact I think by having a stable platform where every customer has an online capable box is a huge, huge potential advantage in building an MMO because you’ve already got an online userbase. It’s a massive advantage over the PC and we don’t have to worry about graphics cards or things like that. It’s going to be very big. Console online gaming in general I think is going to be one of the next huge phases of growth in the online gaming space."

Things like the constant patches, the required hard drive to store said patches and the subscription fee are a few reasons why online gaming on consoles haven’t really taken off, especially with the current-line of consoles. Considering all the routine updates WoW goes through, can a PS3 MMO handle the barrage?

[Via GameDaily]


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