Not that long ago gaming on the PC was looking bleak from the tower of the studio big wigs with portents of doom.
Wait, there's doings afoot! Now when MTV Multiplayer asked Cliff 'CliffyB' Bleszinski a lead designer at Epic Games, "PC gaming is back?" we get a resounding “Abso-frigging-lutely".
He was alongside fellow Epic Games-man Mark Rein, “Right now, if you have a laptop with integrated graphics and try to play our game, it doesn’t play. Or if you’re trying to play some games aren’t capable of integrated graphics, they play terribly. So you just lose your interest in that. We don’t want that. We want all these people buying laptops and reasonably priced PCs, to at least be able to be exposed to gaming. They can go out later and upgrade to something better, but let’s at least give them a baseline experience.”
"I think everybody coming together in that kind of way will essentially kind of help re-glue things back together and kind of help fix the market," CliffyB said. "I have a big PC gaming heritage and I love playing games with a keyboard and a mouse, as well as a console, and I’d just love to see it.”
While many people doubt even the notion of the PC's demise, it says something when studios seem convinced at times of the impending platform apocalypse. Let's hope more of the developers see things optimistically and hopefully the PC Gaming Alliance will grow. What PC gamers don't want are console ports or castoffs, equality for all gamers mouse or analogue alike!
Clickto visit the official site of the PC Gaming Alliance.
PC Gaming Alliance: Dismissing disarray and reviving the hertiage
29 February 2008 | By Jamie Davey