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 Apr 06, 2010 - 07:28 AM - by Michael
* Whither PC Gaming?

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Shacknews covers a PAX East panel that offers some enlightening insights from game developers about the downfall of the PC as a gaming option for AAA-rated titles.

Of course, the usual "waah DRM waah piracy" stuff also applies. But it wasn't all bad; they had a lot of good to say about it as an open platform.

John Abercrombie: "Certainly what Joe just said is very true. The niche-y titles, the titles that work on PC gaming, games like World of Wacraft and Civilization, are going to be PC games for as long as I can see in the future."

Joe Kreiner: "Development for the PC is a lot cheaper. You're not buying development kits and going through a party to get to your customers. You go through something like Steam, you get direct access to your customers. It's easy to sell the game at a lesser price. That's the beauty of PC. That's why a lot of smaller teams that don't have a lot of development experience start out there."


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