Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Fallout 3 Developer Praises PC Gaming

A chief developer behind Fallout 3 and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has expressed his support or fondness for PC gaming.

PC gaming has been in decline for a while now and publishers implementing these controversial DRM systems is putting even more gamers off the platform.

Ashley Cheng, production director at Bethesda Game Studios however is rooting for PC gaming, as he expressed on his Blog:
"I don't play games on PC much…"

"I mostly game on my Xbox 360, occasionally on PS3, and some iPhone, too. Every now and then, you'll see an email thread about how PC games is doomed, dying, dead, obsolete, etc... Predicting the death of PC gaming is like bell bottoms. Every few years, it becomes fashionable to cry that PC gaming is over."

"I don't think PC gaming is ever going to go away. Tastes change. Trends come and go. Thanks to services like Steam and Good Old Games, what a great time to be a PC gamer! Imagine the greatest games ever created, all at your fingertips, and cheap, too. It’s like being a film buff and having Netflix stream every Oscar winning film - no waiting, just pick the one you want to watch."
Jon Peddie Research, the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, predicted last November that the PC gaming hardware market will see a 30% increase in 2010. This increase equates to a $6 billion (£4 billion) increase from 2009.

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