Tobold pointed at this little article:
I’m actually interested in the game, and how they make the microtransaction system work. I like that you can play for free, and I’m curious what they will sequester behind cash gates, and whether or not they will have a dual currency system. I don’t have any complaints about any of that, at least not without seeing how they will work their implementation.
I do have to wonder though: why put the game on the PS3? That seems like an expensive port, and how many tweens have one of those stupidly expensive beasties? I’m not seeing something, I’m sure, but from where I sit, the PS3 version of the game doesn’t make any business sense.
I suppose there’s something to be said for putting an MMO on a console to try to scratch out a niche, but wouldn’t this have worked better on the Wii? I just don’t see a big intersection between the Venn spheres of “tween who wants to play an MMO” and “PS3 owner”.
I wish SOE well with this project, and I’ll be checking it out at some point. I’m just… befuddled.