PC gaming is dead. That's the feeling amongst hardcore gamers at the moment. It's easy to see why when you look at the latest sales figures for high profile PC titles. Few PC games released this year can match the level of hype and anticipation generation by Crytek's Crysis and Epic's Unreal Tournament 3, but when they sell less than a tenth of the units achieved by high profile console titles, such as Call of Duty 4 and Assassin's Creed, even the biggest PC gaming defenders must be worried.
Even traditionally PC-only genres such as the RTS have made it to consoles, albeit with reduced functionality. It's a worrying sign though, when developers are looking towards new platforms to sell PC games. If the hardcore PC gaming contingent want their beloved games to remain tailored exclusively for their platform they need to get their wallet out and buy some games. The adventure genre died, first-person shooters have upped and moved to consoles, RTS is migrating and the MMO is looking to experiment on consoles. How long before the PC becomes nothing more than a web-browsing word processor?