Tomorrow marks the launch of Cryptic Studios' new superhero MMO, Champions Online
. It was developed for the PC and the Xbox 360, but the console version will be much delayed, according to Cryptic CCO Jack Emmert, because Microsoft is holding things up
. "Microsoft's a big company, and they have to work out all the various issues related to MMOs. It just takes time for the big beast known as Microsoft to get moving. I really have no explanation other than that, because it's as baffling to developers as it is to everyone else," he said during an interview with VG247
. The game itself is apparently finished, but Emmert isn't sure it'll even go live for the 360 by the end of this year. Square Enix developers made similar comments
earlier this month regarding Final Fantasy XIV
, which will be available first on the PS3 largely because it's taking a long time to work out how the game will interact with Xbox Live.