NCSoft’s American president, Chris Chung, has admitted that factors such as variations in TV set-ups have made the migration of MMOs from PC to consoles a slow and painful process.
“I think there are a lot of causes that factor into good MMOs on a console,” he said. “These are elements like ‘does the person have a standard definition TV or an HDTV?’ You don’t have a good a resolution on regular TV, and a lot of games were hurting for that.”
NCSoft has a deal with Sony to develop MMOs for PlayStation 3, so it’s not surprising the whole subject is on Chung’s mind.
“Ultimately, we have to really optimize for consoles; we have to create an experience that’s suited for the [PS3] and supports the MMO element,” he added.
NCSoft is yet to release an online game for PS3. The full interview can be found here.