Top 5 MMOs We Want Ported to the Xbox One & PS4

If any current MMOs were to be ported to the Xbox One or PS4, these would be our top choices.

style="">Yesterday, I
posted
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/What-Do-the-Xbox-One-and-PS4-Mean-For-MMOs">an
article that looked at the
viability of the new generation of
consoles as
platforms for MMOs. There’s no question there are still some
issues to work out
in terms of player communication and keyboard hotkey to game controller
button conversions,
but for some titles, they already appear ready to make the leap.
Whether the
games in our list are ready or not though, here are the top five titles
we’d
like to see ported over to the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4.


5. World of Warplanes

Of
all the games in our list, World of Warplanes, despite
their href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/world_of_warplanes/launch-delay-analysis">odd
decision of a new launch date,
is the game most ready for a
console
port. In href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/world_of_warplanes/controller">a
guide discussing the input control choices for WoWP,
I
mentioned
that even though the joystick is the top choice for players, the
gamepad came
in second only by a fraction. Depending on when you grew up, it may
even be a
better choice. As such, I don’t see any reason why the game
shouldn’t be one of
the first to be ported to a new generation of consoles. As a side
bonus, the
company already has experience with such conversions, and personally, I
think
World of Warplanes would be far easier to port than World of Tanks was. 

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style="">Yesterday, I posted
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/What-Do-the-Xbox-One-and-PS4-Mean-For-MMOs">an
article that looked at the
viability of the new generation of
consoles as
platforms for MMOs. There’s no question there are still some
issues to work out
in terms of player communication and keyboard hotkey to game controller
button
conversions, but for some titles, they already appear ready to make the
leap.
Whether the games in our list are ready or not though, here are the
titles we’d
like to see ported over to the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4.


4. World of Warcraft

You
knew World of Warcraft had to be in the list
somewhere, didn’t you? While it may not be my personal cup of
tea, there are
millions of players that think I’m wrong, so here it is.
Quite a few of my
friends would love to see this port made, but there are some serious
hurdles to
get through first. It’s true that the game has changed over
time and as it
currently stands, has far less hotbar skills than it did in the past.
Even so,
it would take a lot of (“OMG! Don’t say
it!”) nerfing of each class to make
playing with a controller a viable option. Even so, there are still
plenty of
gamers out there that would love to see it happen.

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style="">Yesterday, I posted
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/What-Do-the-Xbox-One-and-PS4-Mean-For-MMOs">an
article that looked at the
viability of the new generation of
consoles as
platforms for MMOs. There’s no question there are still some
issues to work out
in terms of player communication and keyboard hotkey to game controller
button
conversions, but for some titles, they already appear ready to make the
leap.
Whether the games in our list are ready or not though, here are the
titles we’d
like to see ported over to the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4.


3. Guild Wars 2

Few
games have stirred up the MMO recipe in recent
history like Guild Wars 2. Proving that a free to play title can be
every bit
as engaging and deep as their subscription-based brethren (at the time
anyway –
I think nearly everyone has seen the F2P light now). On the surface, it
may
seem the game has too many skills per character, but since each skill
is tied
to a weapon, Guild Wars 2 would be very friendly to a gamepad
controller. With
a quick flick of the left trigger, you could swap your main hand weapon
and
with the right trigger, swap the offhand weapon. Making use of the
directional
thumb pad, as well as the L1/L2 and R1/R2 buttons, and you’d
be able to
pull it off. And
who knows? Maybe with a game controller, I could finally complete some
of
those damned jumping puzzles!
Did I mention how much I suck at platform games? 

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Yesterday, I
posted
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/What-Do-the-Xbox-One-and-PS4-Mean-For-MMOs">an
article that looked at the
viability of the new generation of
consoles as
platforms for MMOs. There’s no question there are still some
issues to work out
in terms of player communication and keyboard hotkey to game controller
button
conversions, but for some titles, they already appear ready to make the
leap.
Whether the games in our list are ready or not though, here are the
titles we’d
like to see ported over to the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4.


2. Star Trek Online

Wait. What? How the hell could I possibly put a game on
here that’s so old and (sadly) somewhat not relevant anymore?
Pretty easily
actually. Star Trek Online may have been a bit of a train wreck when it
came to
the ground game (actually, it still is), but in terms of tactical space
combat,
the team at Cryptic got it perfect. I love the space game of STO so it
was a no-brainer
that I want to see it on the console. Being able to fly around in my
Romulan
Warbird blowing the holy hell out of any ship captain to cross me (no
matter
what the race) from the comfort of my own couch is too much of a
temptation to
resist. This is one game where I think it would actually be easier to
use a
game controller than the keyboard, making the space combat even that
much
greater. I only have one thing to say to the development team
– Make it so.



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Yesterday, I
posted
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/What-Do-the-Xbox-One-and-PS4-Mean-For-MMOs">an
article that looked at the
viability of the new generation of
consoles as
platforms for MMOs. There’s no question there are still some
issues to work out
in terms of player communication and keyboard hotkey to game controller
button
conversions, but for some titles, they already appear ready to make the
leap.
Whether the games in our list are ready or not though, here are the
titles we’d
like to see ported over to the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4.


1. Neverwinter

Anyone
that’s followed my writing for any decent amount
of time had to see this one coming. Seriously though, Neverwinter is
primed for
a next-gen console port RIGHT NOW. There are plenty of buttons on a
controller
to handle the needed inputs, it’s a free to play title
that’s already monetized
well, and it’s a ton of fun to play, even casually. And, of
course, the biggest
grab of the game for me and thousands of players out there is that it
is a
Dungeons & Dragons title – and (according to me), one
done right. I’m a big
fan of the game and think it would be a perfect fit for consoles.
Exploring the
depths of numerous dungeons while relaxing in a comfy recliner?
That’s my
version of pure awesome.



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