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.

Yesterday, I posted 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 odd decision of a new launch date, is the game most ready for a console port. In 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.

 


Yesterday, I posted 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.

Yesterday, I posted 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?

 


Yesterday, I posted 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.




Yesterday, I posted 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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