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Will AoC make it to console?

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    Honestly, I hope not. Every cross platform game I've played was plagued by a split in the community, and the console players always had to deal with Microsoft and Sony having to okay every patch and update, which slowed it down. Then, instead of updates for one platform, you have 2 or three, and it takes longer. Plus, the biggest aggravation for me in FF14 was trying to communicate w/ console players. It was either wait 10 minutes to have them type it out, or hope they had a laptop next to them so they would log into a VOIP. 

    If you are serious about playing MMOs, in my honestly opinion, make the investment and get a PC. I built mine for less than $1200. 

    This may sound cold, but frankly, lets worry about getting this game out first before we start complicating the dev team's lives because of some bull shit loyalty to an honestly inferior way of playing MMOs. 
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    I have a pc don't need to invest in one. My question was directed to a developer of AoC not a player
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    Side note FF14 is a bad EXAMPLE OF AN MMO ANYWAYS
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    I have a pc don't need to invest in one. My question was directed to a developer of AoC not a player

    You should have been more specific.... because, and I don't want to alarm you with this news.... but, there are WAAAAAY more players hanging around here than developers.

    In fact, and again, I don't want to alarm you.... but in fact, the players are taking over!

    Viva la revolution!

    (Runs off laughing maniacally.)

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    I have a pc don't need to invest in one. My question was directed to a developer of AoC not a player
    Then this is not the place to ask this... You know, in a general discussion forum, frequently 99% by players...
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    Run but you can't hide. Don't want to alarm you but consoles are taking over the gaming world eventually computer gaming will be obsolete. It has started already, think back 10 years how many cop games were on the shelves compared to now
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    Run but you can't hide. Don't want to alarm you but consoles are taking over the gaming world eventually computer gaming will be obsolete. It has started already, think back 10 years how many cop games were on the shelves compared to now
    Lol... 

    So there's a thing called Steam... It's kind of a big deal.
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    Run but you can't hide. Don't want to alarm you but consoles are taking over the gaming world eventually computer gaming will be obsolete. It has started already, think back 10 years how many cop games were on the shelves compared to now
    Uhhh.... consoles and home computers have both been around since the 70s.  I don't think either are going anywhere anytime soon.  There's always been a degree of convergence between the two, yet both still excel in different areas.

    Though, in truth, Tablets have cut into territory they both once held.  So who knows? But I digress!  I'll let you all get back to the topic at hand! :D
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    Run but you can't hide. Don't want to alarm you but consoles are taking over the gaming world eventually computer gaming will be obsolete. It has started already, think back 10 years how many cop games were on the shelves compared to now
    @Rumbleforge @sinisterjd
    I see this is a game of my dick is bigger than your dick, and disagrees are now being thrown around.

    Can we just accept that though, yes, the console gaming community is growing at an alarming rate. They are inferior for MMO as the console alone doesn't allow for IM with the ease of a mouse and keyboard set up [gaming aside it's an MMO]. If they get attachments so they can use them on a console they might as well get a PC.

    A game that is allowed to be undermined by getting the largest community possible at the cost of quality and a happy/proud community, is one that falls into obscurity fast and is normally run by a huge named company that sees profit over the actual game.

    *cough* "EA" *Cough*
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    Run but you can't hide. Don't want to alarm you but consoles are taking over the gaming world eventually computer gaming will be obsolete. It has started already, think back 10 years how many cop games were on the shelves compared to now
    @Rumbleforge @sinisterjd
    I see this is a game of my dick is bigger than your dick, and disagrees are now being thrown around.

    Can we just accept that though, yes, the console gaming community is growing at an alarming rate. They are inferior for MMO as the console alone doesn't allow for IM with the ease of a mouse and keyboard set up [gaming aside it's an MMO]. If they get attachments so they can use them on a console they might as well get a PC.

    A game that is allowed to be undermined by getting the largest community possible at the cost of quality and a happy/proud community, is one that falls into obscurity fast and is normally run by a huge named company that sees profit over the actual game.

    *cough* "EA" *Cough*
    I get what you're saying, and I didn't disagree with anybody.  I only popped in the thread to make a joke. :) 
    But considering Steven's own personal gaming background, it shoudn't come to a surprise to anyone if he doesn't have much interest in a console port. 
    But who knows, maybe Ashes will become a super mega franchise and it will get ported to it eventually!  Stranger things certainly have happened.
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    I'd much prefer Ashes focus solely on PC.

    I know it is a bit selfish, but the fact is that the game developed for only one system ends up being a far better product, not having to split developer time and funds into several different sub products.
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    Gothix said:
    I'd much prefer Ashes focus solely on PC.

    I know it is a bit selfish, but the fact is that the game developed for only one system ends up being a far better product, not having to split developer time and funds into several different sub products.

    I have a feeling that's the idea. 
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    I do not believe that Intrepid will be taking this to Console, It's not a good idea for MMO's to go cross platform, it often kills the game.
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    God I hope not, The last thing I need is people who have no interest in MMOs moaning about MMOs
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    Devs has said it several time, they focus first on releasing the game on PC with the great expectation we have. If they can at that point launch on console, they will.
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    Doesn't really bother me - when I was a poor pumpkin and my partner and I shared a PC we played ffxiv together with my partner on PC and myself on the console xD so I can understand for some circumstances it's useful xD
    p.s we now have two PCs yeaaay
    @Elloa I really like your signature:3
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    Elloa said:
    Devs has said it several time, they focus first on releasing the game on PC with the great expectation we have. If they can at that point launch on console, they will.
    This. If you want to see a cock up of a port look at ESO. Released as "sub only, we will never port to console." F2P within a year. Different consoles cannot play with each other or pc, degrading the base even more. They need to start development with a port in mind, or it never gets done right. PC keyboard and mouse combat doesn't translate over fully. About halfway through their development cycle, Sony or Xbone will release their next offering of Project Scorpio or PS5 causing them to rework shit, delaying even further. Then they have to go through the whole approval, quality control, and networking process to get their stuff greenlit for the consoles, and also work out how much of a cut Sony and Microsoft are going to take for the privilege of releasing on their machines. So, while it seems to be the trend today of people saying "console, cause the base is much bigger" seems to be a better plan to make the game correctly on pc and let the console jockeys upgrade to a better experience if they want it. Will they never port to console? Nobody here knows. But if it were me trying to make my dream game and make a profit at the same time, the answer would be no.
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    PC games are more customizable and easily adaptable.  The communication systems are more superior.  Systems are upgradable.  Mods are easily written and adapted for games.

    Is there a console game or system out there that can accommodate a big raid or siege as well as a good communication system?  

    Most of the adults I know that use both still prefer PC over consoles for these type games.
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    @sinisterjd - I believe they said that whilst they are focusing on PC for launch, Unreal Engine 4 allows for the development of consoles etc, so the coding should be easier to work on, and they are ensuring that there may be possibility for this in future, just probably not at launch. 
    (I know nothing though and could be wrong)
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