In a candid interview with Next-Gen.biz, NCsoft's North American President Chris Chung discussed his companies plans for their future MMO developments. Not only does Chung shed some light on why NCsoft bought full ownership of the City of Heroes IP from Cryptic, but he also explained what their development plan is for MMOs like Tabula Rasa, focusing on community building as much as the final product.
Unfortunatly, Chung was still a bit tight-lipped about NCsoft's recent announcement of a partnership with Sony and the PS3. “I think it was a pretty exciting announcement for us that time, and since then, we’ve been talking to Sony almost on a weekly basis, making sure that we have the right title that will be conducive to the console play style,” said Chung about their yet unnamed console MMO.
In terms of cross-platform development, Chung appears to agree with The Feed that an MMO developed for the PC probably wouldn't work on a home console and vice versa. “…We want to make sure that the experience is really optimized for both platforms, so personally, I don’t really believe that you could build a top notch game play that really works across platforms,” explained Chung. Although, he added in a creepy voice that there was "one option" that might make cross platform play possible. We're not sure what you mean Mr. Chung, but we emplore you to not attempt an unholy PC/PS3 cross breeding experiment. The townspeople can't take anymore scientific abominations ravaging their streets.