Consoles and MMOs are like oil and water, despite some vigorous attempts, they generally don’t mix. However, nothing beats the almighty appeal of swinging a lightsaber. Star Wars: The Old Republic could be just the game to get console players to dip their toes in the massively multiplayer world. Plus, EA’s MMO could really flourish in a market not dominated by World of Warcraft.
The Wii U’s GamePad could provide a touch keyboard, and the Stylus would make a fine mouse substitute for navigating menus and using the Ability Bar. There would be some stumbling blocks, we admit, namely losing all those keyboard shortcuts. However, that hasn’t stopped us from wishing for Star Wars: TOR, or any other MMO really, to show up on Nintendo’s new console. Not only is the hardware right, the system’s social functions, such as Miiverse messaging, could help build the tight community MMOs need to flourish.