Tribes: Ascend is “too difficult” for Consoles

Speaking on Reddit, Erez, Hi-Rez’s co-founder, spoke about a potential port for Tribes: Ascend to consoles which never happened. Despite several publishers showing interest in the prospect of having Tribes on a home console, they all thought the game was “too niche and difficult” for consoles and some major gameplay alterations would have to be made in order to appeal to a mainstream audience. Such alterations would have to include a slower game pace, reworked or completely removed “skiing”, basically remove everything that separates Tribes from your average sci-fi shooter.

 

Personally, I played Tribes for quite a few months since its release, but eventually I got turned off by the way the game was pushing micro-transactions to remain competitive, a trap which too many developers fall into. I don’t know if there is a market for Tribes: Ascend in the console space, however it would have been interesting to see the game ported onto consoles.

 

How about you, console gamers? Would you have liked to see Tribes: Ascend in your console. Would you play it then?

Francesco RamazzottiBy Francesco Ramazzotti (149 Posts)

Born in Italy but traveled the world, the only constant thing in my life is my undying love for video games and geek culture.


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