Monday, September 10, 2007

Warcraft 360?....are you kidding?

Being a active and insane XBOX live gamer at the best of time and a truly addicted WoW junkie i was not only interested to hear that some nice people had taken the "Warcraft on the XBOX" thing to a new level but genuinely enthralled to hear that it could be a reality sometime before the next expansion!

Then i seen this...

GameSpot has this to say: Part gossip, part geek fantasy, the World of Warcraft Xbox 360 rumor has been around for a while. Prior to E3 2005 in May, scuttlebutt was rampant that Microsoft would announce that the massively multiplayer role-playing game was coming to its next-gen console at its press conference. The company did indeed announce a 360 MMORPG...problem was it was Final Fantasy XI, which is already available for both the PC and PlayStation 2--hardly a system-selling title.

Were WoW to become available for the 360, though, it would be a much different story. Given World of Warcraft's popularity--it already has over 4.5 million subscribers and has been among the top five top-selling PC games since its 2004 release--many gamers would gladly buy a 360 just to get in on the Azeroth action. Also, the PC hardware required to run the game costs several times the hard drive-enabled 360's $399 sticker price.

Enthusiasm for a 360 WoW was flared up with the recent discovery of several Blizzard job listings for next-generation console positions. The site has positions for next-gen engine programmers, next-gen tools programmers, and next-gen game physics/collision programmers.

So will the Xbox 360 be WoW-ed? It is a possibility. However, a more likely scenario was outlined this past February, when Blizzard sent out a product catalog that announced that Starcraft: Ghost was "coming soon to next-generation consoles." Though a rep said the ad was a misprint and denied the long-delayed console game was in development for next-gen platforms, the game's current release window, Q2 2006/7, is the same as that of the PlayStation 3. Mere coincidence, perchance?

So will we be playing TBC or WotLK on our 360's?...only time will tell, stay tuned for more info as and when i get it. But given the recent release of the 360's "keyboard" controller i think the odds are looking better and better!

oh and if your interested in the XBOX lappy:

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