Rumor: World of Warcraft for consoles in the works?

Logo of Vivendi, a videogame company - Image 1It’s been a long standing rumor whether or not the best selling World of Warcraft will be hitting the consoles ever since its release in 2004.

During a recent interview with Chris Ansell during the CES 2008, he talked about the next step in online gaming for the consoles and was quoted saying that their latest game Prototype will be taking a page from the world renowned MMORPG. For more details, read the full article after the jump!

Logo of Blizzard's World of Warcraft MMORPG - Image 1With the recent buzz of the Consumer Electronics Show drawing to a close, a source from Australian gaming site Gameplayer was able to get word from one of the management representatives of Vivendi that a possible port of the best selling World of Warcraft MMORPG may finally be coming to the consoles soon.

This idea was suggested after the previewing of Sierra Entertainment‘s Prototype (PC, Xbox 360, PS3) during the event. Chris Ansell, Director of Product Globalisation for Radical Entertainment, said that they would be exploring a host of new multiplayer ideas and for the sequels of Prototype, as well as taking a page from World of Warcraft‘s own online structure for inspiration.

Ansell was then quoted to have said:

We have to make sure we support it. Because next-gen consoles demand it. We have to be online. Obviously itÂ’s gonna get more and more like what WoW are doing, with thousands of players on consoles, eventually. Which is pretty exciting. I canÂ’t wait for that. ItÂ’ll be pretty fun.

However, a representative from the Australian office of Vivendi quickly clarified Ansell’s statement by saying that he was merely using WoW as a reference to where online play for the consoles was heading. This wasn’t a confirmation of the best selling MMORPG hitting the consoles in any way.

On the other hand, Blizzard still has a mystery MMO up their sleeve that the company has yet to reveal. We’ll just have to wait and see what other plans the new merger has in the near future. Keep coming back to this spot for more updates as we get them.

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