Originally Posted by guyladouche
Nobody is targeting the PC as a primary platform--they're just saying that because of all the hooplah PC gamers made regarding getting crappy port leftovers rather than proper games (which is true as of late). The PC gaming market is dwindling, sadly, and from a financial perspective, a gaming company is stupid if they don't pursue consoles first, with PC's as a distant second (or third). People love to make money and post gains--that's really not going to happen if you emphasize PC's. I hate to say it.
I hate to say this but I think that you misunderstand the power of the PC vs the console....
After all a console is a media/entertainment system, where a PC can do so much more than a stupid console...
Would parents buy their kids both a console & a PC if they were tight on money? Of course not.
Secondly, kids need a PC for school & homework, so a PC will eventually overshadow the console, but not just because of school.
Kids love gaming on a PC too! Many kids have taken to crazy flash games online, they love the PC more than the Console now (also thanks to Social Networking), so there is more proof that the console isn't better. That's not to be rude or harsh, just a friendly reminder that you need a PC for all of the other stuff you want to do that a console cannot, so why not just use the PC as the primary machine? Makes sense to me...
I cannot wait for the return of new PC games, seriously! I don't think we are too far away from the time that Game Makers will focus more on PC than consoles, and you can say what you want about consoles, the PC is NOT going anywhere, where as the console on the other hand, well, it very well may be headed for the recycle bin some day.
This isn't about PC/Console though, it's about a game developer's statement, and I have no reason to doubt that game makers want to focus on PC again, in fact I don't only encourage it, I think any smart game company should never ignore the fact that PC was first & will continue to remain popular, even long after the kid becomes an adult too! I see the console as a preparatory school for bigger toys and better gaming (on the PC).
After all, PC gaming is seriously evolving, and will continue to evolve, where game makers can profit more (look at WOW), and many companies are finding very crafty ways to fight piracy more and more each day. The rise of PC gaming is coming, mark my words.\\
This is the Future.... (Present too)
Edited by _GTech - 8/16/11 at 7:35am