reply to post by heineken
I speak as a consumer, not as a professional. I dedicated my gameplay to the PC for many many years. Then I got an XBOX 360, and I don't get it.
Crysis was great, but not worth a whole workstation to run. It's silly.
Last computer game I bought? Sims 3 for my girlfriend.. She uses her computer for regular-day stuff, so Sims fits on there just fine.
Its so interesting how critical you get of my opinion considering your position. I give an opinion, and you come back with an argument. I am a
consumer... You're the developer. I used to be dedicated to your product, and you've lost me.. What does that say?
The market is stupid. They want silly entertainment. Believe me, its the same way in the music industry: for every great album I produce, I put out a
piece of complete garbage to make a few bucks.
The market's desire is no more apparent than with the success of the WII. You'd be a dummy to think they didn't have the right idea... Short
development combined with a family-friendly console?? They made millions before they even decided too.
Now me? I like the Valve team. Thoughtful games, great atmosphere, incredible story, and killer graphics.. But guess what?? I can buy all their games
on XBOX!!!!! No HD space on my precious PC needed. Do I care about the graphics?? Well yeah, but I can't really tell the difference during those 4
AGAIN!! Its about efficiency.. You're not part of a for-fun softball game, you're in a business. The score matters. Sadly, the PC score is so far
down that the normal consumers will never be able to bring it back. Throw in XBOX live and PS3 online and you have no argument.
So yeah, develop the best game in the world. A ton of people will buy it on the PC, but not enough to make it worth the dev time. Then port it to a
console and make some real dough. That's what makes the world go round.. I don't want it anymore than you.