Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine developer Relic Entertainment stated in an interview with that PC game development remains their priority, despite piracy and high-profile leaks in the industry.
According to marketing manager James McDermott, "(Piracy) is always a concern as a company, but it’s not one which is driving the decision to make PC."
McDermott continued, "THQ has quite good traction with PC sales. Steam numbers continue to be really good for us. Relic have been into PC games for a long time. We’re still seeing a lot of good numbers can come from that market. We still think it’s viable. We’ve already seen pre-orders are pretty high for PC on Steam."
He added, "Some people just think it would be easier if PC went away. I just get that sense sometimes. It’s because PC is such a tailored market in terms of the kind of platform you have to have. The barrier to entry is a lot higher than just, go and buy a console." McDermott then concluded, "It just seems like there’s more complexity to it, which is probably somewhat true. But it is a great platform. For first-person shooters, that’s still where I want to play."
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marinewill be released on September 9.
Relic remains committed to PC development
14 July 2011 | By JonahFalcon