Epic boss: consoles will choke PC gaming for years to come

Epic Games' vice president has said that he reckons the limitations of home consoles will choke the graphical progress of many PC games for years to come. He said:

"...I don't see people going way, way over what these consoles can do because then they can't sell the game... they have to dumb the games down for the consoles. Consoles will pretty much define what the next five years of games look like on the PC."

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AllroundGamer3983d ago

is it the same boss responsible for the lame buggy U3 engine? well if someone can't optimize, its fault of the consoles...

Azures3983d ago

The same engine that has already proven to work brilliantly and is now optimized for ps3 as well you mean?

Oh yea, that engine.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3983d ago

so your both right, it is buggy and it does work

Rooted_Dust3983d ago

This is probably true for games made by Developers who use consoles as their primary platform, but I don't think this is true for primarily Pc developers. Part of developing a PC-first game is that you have to optimise it so that it is compatible with lesser hardware(older computers,consoles) while still making the best possible game fully utilizing the newest hardware and features. I have full faith in developers like Epic, Valve, and Crytek to keep pushing the PC envelope.

kingjkv3983d ago (Edited 3983d ago )

Well u can either buy a 500$ video card or get urself a game console for the same price or lower and will suit you well. PC gaming is coming to a dead end. The next gen of video card is gonna cost like 800$ when they come out. No point, the PC is just slowly falling behind.

Rooted_Dust3983d ago

9 million gamers on World of Warcraft alone. Think what you want.

tplarkin73983d ago

Also, WoW is overly dominant. Nobody can compete. The PC is a Sims and WoW machine with Dreamcast graphics. This isn't the fault of console development, either.

xmod3983d ago (Edited 3983d ago )

9 million WOW players vs. 150 million console gamers (ps2 + wii + ps3 + xbox 360)

Rooted_Dust3983d ago (Edited 3983d ago )

How many console games sold 9 million copies? I wasnt' relating the total number of PC gamers to WOW, just the fact that it has sold more than any console game I can think of including Halo and Halo2. I'm not sure how many PC gamers there actually are, but it's probably more than you think.

xmod3983d ago

'How many console games sold 9 million copies?'

Mario, Zelda, Madden, Final Fantasy. I could go on but you get the point.

Rooted_Dust3983d ago (Edited 3983d ago )

None of those games mentioned are currently out on a next-gen system(Wii is not a next gen system), or are known for their graphical prowess, besides FF, graphics being the subject of this article. I never ment to show that PC games sold more than all games, just that PC gaming is not a dying industry.

xmod3983d ago

of course pc gaming is not dying. if some chick is at the office playing solitaire, hey she's a pc gamer.

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FordGTGuy3983d ago

Thats funny as hell!

If consoles are choking PC Gaming then what about Crysis? I used to kind of like Epic but now with this UE3 dispute and now this I have lost all respect for them.

PS360WII3983d ago (Edited 3983d ago )

Well guys come on. We should all know seeing how consoles are not able to upgrade that they are just snap shots in time of what a good PC is at. After 2 years all of the parts are basically outdated we already know this of the Wii but the 360 and PS3 are also part of the snap shot. While PC's always continue to grow and get better with every year and sometime more the consoles will stay the same. He's not to far off saying that Consoles set the pace of gaming for they are a 5 year plan and it won't be getting any better till then.

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