In my opinion, console MMOs are going to be a major addition to the MMO industry. Sure, there have been some, but I see huge dollars out there for the first next gen console MMO that lands. Of course, there are challenges with console MMOs. However, if there was ever going to be a case where the challenges are going to be reduced it will be where the platform and the MMO developer both work for the same company, as is the case where Sony Online Entertainment’s DC Universe Online is going to launch as a Sony Playstation 3 title.
Which is why it strikes me as funny that the DCUO website doesn’t work on the PS3, so if you wanted to sign up to beta, you need to locate yourself a PC. Also, no official date for the start of the DCUO PS3 beta (just that it is soon) and no final confirmation of the payment methods that PS3 players can use.
If Sony can’t even sort out the details on one of their own titles, what chance does a third party MMO developer have in releasing a next gen console MMO?