Tina K. Russell

November 6, 2008

You mean cel-quality Z-graded mip-muffering isn’t everything?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Tina Russell @ 11:28 pm

PC Devs “Shoot Themselves In the Foot” | Edge Online
No, PC gaming isn’t “dying,” but it sure would help if more game developers made games that work on lower-spec rigs.

That’s according to Tim Holman, senior producer for Relic Entertainment and the Company of Heroes RTS franchise on PC.

“I think one of the things that hurt PC gaming is PC developers,” he said. “If you make a game with such high-end requirements that only people with a $6,000 PC can play it at a decent framerate, of course your sales are going to drop.”

Holman continued, “And of course people are going to pirate your game more, because they don’t want to invest in your game first. They want to try it first for free [to see if it’s compatible with their hardware].

“I think PC developers shoot themselves in the foot to a large degree. A lot of companies are guilty of that.”

Bless you, Holman! I was wondering when somebody was going to figure all that out.


1 Comment »

  1. I don’t usually play PC games unless they have very low requirements!

    They must have almost zero expectations!

    Comment by Andrew — November 17, 2008 @ 6:24 pm

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