While the advent of MMO shooters like Call of Duty or Overwatch has made playing large-scale online games on consoles more feasible, MMORPGs like World of Warcraft are still mostly exclusive to the realm of PC. Putting aside quandaries over binding an MMORPG’s metric whoa-ton of commands to a controller, these kinds of games simply tend to perform better on PC platforms where they were first born. That said, the success of games like Elder Scrolls Online on consoles means nothing is impossible. On that note, will New World ever be on console?
Will New World Ever be on Console?
The developers of New World have clarified at multiple points of development that as of now, PC is their only concern. There are no plans to bring the game to any current or future generation consoles at time of writing. According to the game’s director, Scot Lane, the primary reason for this is that the development team wants to push the game’s graphical factor as far as they possibly can, to the point that PC is the only feasible option.
“I love console development, I’ve made a lot of console games, [but] on this we’re pushing the graphics as far as we can,” Lane said in a previous interview with Eurogamer. “That’s one of the big things we want to bring to the genre: to make a different-looking MMO than you’ve seen. And I think our combat at scale: there’s a lot of things we can push because as PCs get more powerful, it allows us to add more and more to it over time.”
So right now, there are no plans on deck to bring New World to anything except PC. However, if the game endures through the years, who knows; maybe there will be a console that meets the developers’ standards someday.