Bad news for console users
The Free to play game Tribes: Ascend won't be released on consoles.
Bad news for all the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 users, as there are no plans for Tribes: Ascend on consoles, according to the developer.
Todd Harris, Hi-Rez boss, explored the possibility of putting the F2P game on consoles, but the game's business model prevented it from doing so.
According to Harris:
Tribes: Ascend was launched last month and the servers are "very, very active" with over 800.000 registered accounts."We do not have any plans for Tribes on console at this time. The way it went is that we wanted to do the free-to-play model, and there wasn't a clear path to that on consoles early on. Based on that, we optimized the game around the strengths of the PC, and specifically a keyboard and mouse control."
"Once we decided it'd only be on the PC, we optimized around speed, a quick turn radius, and PC game controls. We're still interested in free-to-play on consoles, but at this point, we have nothing specific to Tribes on console."
NEWS SOURCE: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...3-and-xbox-360"It's really our belief that for an online multiplayer game, particularly, free-to-play is the best model for gamers and for studios."
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