Codemasters eyes up console MMOs

Written by Joe Martin

March 25, 2008 // 12:47 p.m.

Tags: #codemasters #console #home #mmo #online

Codemasters Online Gaming has confirmed that it is in talks to publish two new massively multiplayer online games for consoles, according to recent reports..

Codemasters has released a total of four MMO games already and has plans for a fifth this year in the form of NetDevil's Jumpgate: Evolution. With successes like that behind it, Codemasters is now hoping to expand into the console MMO market soon.

If the UK publisher does decide to push ahead with the project then it'll be going up against the likes of Sony Online Entertainment's The Agency, Funcom's Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures and various unnamed projects from NCsoft.

"The time is right for some good console MMO games. There's two titles that we're really interested in for taking to console right now and that's something I'd like to see happen in the next year or so, but it's got to be the right game," said David Solari, vice president and general manager of Codemasters Online Gaming.

"It's a little more challenging because of the restrictions of a console – certain games aren't going to work. Final Fantasy was very successful on 360 so I just think you need the right game, and I think there's a really good opportunity there because there's not enough companies there right now," he added.

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