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So I've been noticing that some, not all but some, proiminent names in game development have been trying to sneak their way back into bed with PC gamers since the current gen of consoles is just so freakin' old, they're tired of their publisher, or whatever. And I have a question for you guys.

How many of you think this will last beyond the next generation of consoles being released? Is it likely that companies, developers and publishers alike, will either accept the PC market for what it is and adapt to it or try to build upon it after the new boxes drop, or will they cut loose as soon as they have somewhere else to stretch their legs?
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Capitalism. They go where the money is.
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Hm I can't say I've noticed this in terms of actual releases, but obviously you will have publishers and devs trying to grab a piece of the PC pie with some of the new(er) types of distribution, namely free to play games, or even to cash in on #ESPORTS (Black ops 2 anyone?). Which isn't surprising considering I don't think many PC gamers are very happy with constantly getting console ports, many of which are quite subpar for the platform.
 
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Capitalism. They go where the money is.

Thing is there's more money to be made on PC now, so I guess the real question is, are they smart enough to earn it or are we going to keep it in our wallets because they get lazy and go back to consoles?
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If the rumors are true, next gen consoles will be using hardware/software so akin to PC that porting will be next to effortless. Investing in PR now could mean a bigger pay-out later.
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Why work harder when less can be done to get the same otherwise?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ganf View Post

Thing is there's more money to be made on PC now, so I guess the real question is, are they smart enough to earn it or are we going to keep it in our wallets because they get lazy and go back to consoles?
How is there more money in the pc gaming market with the threat of piracy?
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How is there more money in the pc gaming market with the threat of piracy?

How is there more money in the console gaming market with the threat of piracy?
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Quote:
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How is there more money in the pc gaming market with the threat of piracy?

Funny that this is said after the biggest 360 release of the year leaks 3 weeks early.
 
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