PS4/Xbox One Version of PC MMO WildStar "Seems to Make a Lot of Sense"

Bringing the game to console could help expand the game's business opportunity, Carbine says.

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WildStar could become the latest PC MMO to make the jump to consoles. In an interview with GameSpot, Carbine Studios product director Mike Donatelli said bringing the game to consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One "seems to make a lot of sense," though he didn't outright confirm that it's happening.

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"We have seen many MMOs who have made that transition to console being successful," he said. "So I think it would be safe to say, without saying too much, that, for any successful MMO who is looking to expand their business, looking at the console seems to make a lot of sense."

This is not confirmation that WildStar will come to console, though it's also not the first time that Carbine has talked about it. In September 2013, before the game was even released, executive producer Jeremy Gaffney told Digital Spy that Carbine would consider console ports after the PC edition shipped.

"Maybe someday we'll do it, and we've been approached on it, but we believe in doing your home platform first and then branch out," Gaffney explained at the time about bringing WildStar to console. "Just keep it simple where you can, and do one thing great, and if it's great there, it'll grow."

Other PC MMOs with console versions include Neverwinter, The Elder Scrolls Online, and Final Fantasy XIV.

WildStar launched on PC in June 2014 with a subscription model. However, just months later, Carbine made the decision to re-launch the game as a free-to-play title; this transition eventually happened just this week. For lots more on WildStar's business model swap, as well as the release of the game's biggest-ever update, WildStar: Reloaded, read GameSpot's in-depth interview with Carbine.

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Wildstar on Consoles makes sense, When i played it on PC it gave me this "it should be on console" feel. Kinda like Defiance.

Would love to see it on Xbox One. Still waiting for Skyforge.

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plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz bring wildstar to console (xbox one) (ps4) plz plz plz plz plz plz plz

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I'd like this actually. Onigiri just moved to console and it was quite a surprise so I hopped right on and enjoyed another MMO (I play FF14).

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With the LAS, I don't see this being a problem. Easily mappable to a controller.

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It really is a perfect fit. It already feels like a console game, even down to the use of FXAA blurring the image (sorry couldn't resist).

Seriously though, I even said today the game would work better with a controller. I play TERA with a controller and find it much more enjoyable. I think this would be the same.

Cross platform play and controller support on PC would be fantastic.

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Considering Wildstar was far from a successful game, i guess that's already out the window. But then again, a simple action game like it could be played with a controller. It's not like they have anything complicated going on.

And before anyone mentions FFXIV on console, that works with a controller because of the cooldowns on skills.

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it would a make a ton of sense on x1. strong presence of mmos there

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MMos success on console is a great pleasure for gamers as it was thought to be PC exclusive genre hope soon we will have WoW & SWTOR on these platforms too.

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@gandospot:

Go the ER stat and have an MRI done to find the bleeding part of the brain before it fully kills it off.

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Not so sure - I tried this on PC using a gamepad after playing ESO and Neverwinter using one in prep for their XB1 release, and it just didn't seem to work very well with gamepad controls.

Perhaps if they change something about that that, I'd give it another try.

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Yeah but Destiny creator said PC and Destiny were a match made in heaven and Still haven't seen that happening.

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Makes sense to me. Limited Action Set only uses a few buttons, the combat is great. I personally can't see a downside. I'd download this on PS4 in a heartbeat. Wildstar is great.

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I'd love to play this on PS4 :)

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Id play it on xbox one.....its free

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The only time MMOs don't really work on console is when they are like the traditional WoW type and they have about seven hundred commands all along the action bar.

That many buttons just can't be translated to controller simply. Newer MMOs with more conservative numbers of attacks on the screen though are fine. Elder Scrolls online is a pretty good example.

An MMO with real time action combat would be awesome.

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@dexda: ff realm reborn works well on console

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@dexda: Thats only cus no mouse n keyboard support that derails the game being good on a console, xbox one will have that soon enough.

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@xzerocarnagex: I hate keyboards at the best of times. Having one propped on your lap when playing on console is just terrible.

I mean using a mouse offers precision and control that controllers don't have. Especially in genres like FPS. RTS has always been pretty much impossible on consoles for this reason.

Yet I hate keyboard so much that I normally play FPS with a controller even on PC and turn aim assist off just so I don't have to use a sh*tty keyboard.

Keyboards have more keys but they aren't laid out particularly well. Even with key mapping. The amount of times I've died in games or been frustrated because of incorrect key presses on PC is enough that I'll do anything to avoid keyboards now.

Keyboards still have pretty much the same layout as a typewriter.........that just says it all to me.

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@dexda said:

@xzerocarnagex: Yet I hate keyboard so much that I normally play FPS with a controller even on PC and turn aim assist off just so I don't have to use a sh*tty keyboard.

Keyboards have more keys but they aren't laid out particularly well. Even with key mapping. The amount of times I've died in games or been frustrated because of incorrect key presses on PC is enough that I'll do anything to avoid keyboards now.

Keyboards still have pretty much the same layout as a typewriter.........that just says it all to me.

AKA you have massive brain damage.

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@mecher3k: I'd rather be brain damaged than prop a sh*tty keyboard on my lap to play games.

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@dexda: Diablo clones work great in an MMO environment. Champions of Norrath would be awesome as an MMO. And we all know about Borderlands.

Really, the only reason MMOs "don't work" is because the traditional MMO's are designed from the ground up by PC centric devs (usually fanboys too) for PC gamers. Of course such games don't translate well to consoles.

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Of course it makes sense, more platforms = more money.

I am pure PC gamer but I hate games being exclusive for the sake of being exclusive. If the platform can handle the game with out compromise, then get it out there and more people get more games.

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I love PC! I seriously look at the PC as the good brother to the PS4. There are so many games on PC I want on the PS4. Wildstar is one of them and Overwatch and Divinity Original Sin II are they others. I hope the latter two get a release date as some point in the future.

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@CrusaderForever: Well Divinity Original Sin I is going to PS4 very soon. If it does well I'm sure they will move on II in due course.

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@dexda: I know, it's going to be epic! The coop looks amazing. This game doesn't hold your hand from I hear. You have to figure out things on your own.

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@CrusaderForever: I am so eager to try the co-op! If they do it as well and seamlessly as they showed in the videos, it's perfect for couples to play together ^_^

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why do i need to watch 30 secs of uncharted to watch wild star?
my addblock is activated!

on topic...i watched some gameplay vids and i like what i saw.

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@sladakrobot: Because this is G4meSPot, and they have to shove anything Sony related down your throat whether you want it or not?

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@TwinStripeUK: That is why is stop the vid and go to YT for gameplay or announcement vids instead.

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@sladakrobot: It is how sites avoid AdBlock. If they make a designated ad before a vid then AdBlock will get rid of it. But if they embed the advert into the video, then AdBlock can't detect it.

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@sladakrobot: Adblock Plus sells the ad slots it blocks for money.

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@ultimateimp said:

@sladakrobot: Adblock Plus sells the ad slots it blocks for money.

Or it could be the ad is on the video and not added in afterwards. Watch the video again in 4 or 5 weeks and it'll have the exact same advert at the start.

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@GarGx1: It's not embedded - I got the ad for NBA2K16 instead...

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I just LOVE video game trailers that show ZERO game play. This looks ridiculous by doing ZERO research into the game. It looks more like they are trying to create a cartoon than a game from the looks of it. Non starter for me. Not to mention the F2P model will more than likely suck lots of money to be "good"

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DCUO has done it well, although in this instance it gets repetitve fast. FFXIV feels too clutered, plus subscription? No, my ps+ sub should be enough.

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this game has wasted potential written all over it

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I hope this comes to consoles so I can get it !

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A fish in a fish tank i see, well done young grasshopper.

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