Age of Conan Interview, part two

How are you tackling the user interface and user input issues that one might associate with an MMORPG on console?

Erling Ellingsen:
It's a bit early to say at this point, but with an entire team dedicated to this project, I'm confident that we'll be able to present a very user-friendly interface on the Xbox 360 version. There are, of course, a lot of issues that have to be addressed when it comes to putting an MMO on a console. We're working on these challenges right now, and we hope to be able to reveal details on this in the not-so-distant future.

One thing we're wondering is whether PC gamers will be able to play with/against Xbox 360 owners - what's the story here?

Erling Ellingsen:
There are several issues with mixing people on the same server. Will they be able to communicate well enough with each other? Will the console users be less responsive than the PC users? There are many issues that must be addressed. We're toying around with many different solutions to this, and one is having some shared servers and some servers that are not shared - simply to give players the freedom of choice. What solution we actually do end up with is something we will have to reveal later.