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One of the big games of 2011 will be Battlefield 3 and the first person shooter's developer Digital Illusions has made no bones about stating that the PC port of the game will be the lead platform with the console versions being developed around the PC port. In a new interview over at Nvidia's GeForce.com web site, the game's executive producer Patrick Bach believes that consoles are in fact holding the development of PC games back.

He states, "Most games are actually still based on the same core idea that the consoles are your focus, the superior platform or something. I don't know why. That was the truth 5 years ago, but the world has moved on." He says that PCs are much more powerful, hardware wise, than consoles, and few PC games truly take advantage of all that hardware.
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post #2 of 11
Not this again!

If devs would just build for PC and port to console this wouldn't happen period. Instead they code for console and give us AA & AF tacked on...

The fact that the consoles are cash cows cant be ignored. I hope that the wait until the next gen of consoles is long and draws more people into the enthusiast pc world!
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Woot.
    
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It only took them 5 years. Heres to hoping that it wont be rinse wash repeat when new consoles arrive
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Computers can achieve things that consoles can't and it annoys me that consoles are preferred over them.
Have you ever noticed that a game on PC gets rated lower than the same game on another console. ಠ_ಠ
    
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Not this again!
My thoughts exactly.
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post #7 of 11
Can't we all just be friends and admit all platforms have their advantages, niches and players? Let's just strive for better games, whatever the platform be.
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No sh**, Sherlock. Now instead of just moaning to the press why not actually do something about it and start making decent PC games made from the ground up for the platform, and make sure they aren't portovers from 360 with some bloatware effects attached like most games now seem to be.
Edited by Am* - 4/24/11 at 3:28am
    
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Originally Posted by Am* View Post
No sh**, Sherlock. Now instead of just moaning to the press why not actually do something about it and start making decent PC games made from the ground up for the platform, and make sure they aren't portovers from 360 with some bloatware effects attached like most games now seem to be.
Uh.. that's what they're doing.

Though I'm not sure why this has been posted 5972054 times.
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Uh.. that's what they're doing.

Though I'm not sure why this has been posted 5972054 times.
That's what they say they're doing. I hope they still practice what they preach.
    
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