Originally Posted by Bestuck
Lazy programming, no large profits, no interests, and a large etc
pretty much this.
+ take into account that it's much harder to convince a PC gamer to buy your product.
If consoles didn't exist Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed would have been dead and gone years ago...
There are many examples of successful ports to the PC (like Alan Wake which sold so well that within 24 hours they already recovered their spendings).
But the sad truth is that porting a game takes time and money which publishers would rather spend on making a new game rather than troubleshooting PC hardware based glitches for days on end.
All consoles are the same so it's easy to optimise for 1 system.
PC gamess have to be optimised for Nvidia, AMD, single and multi-GPU, etc.
And every time there are a bunch of people who are having horrible problems the developers can't replicate properly.Edited by amputate - 6/11/13 at 9:38am