Why PC Gaming is Putting Consoles to Shame

Microsoft Creative Director Adam Orth was forced to resign last week after comments he made on his Twitter page. "Sorry, I don't get the drama of having an 'always on' console," Orth tweeted. "Every device now is 'always on'. That's the world we live in. #dealwithit."

Mr Orth's comments were made after rumours began circulating that the Xbox 360's successor, nicknamed the Xbox 720, would always require an internet connection in order to work, even to play games that have no online features. Of course, his comments shouldn't in any way be taken as confirmation that Microsoft have opted to go the always-on route with the Xbox 720, but they are yet more fuel added to a fire that Microsoft isn't in any way helping to extinguish.

The idea of always-online DRM is so anti-consumer and loathsome that, if the rumours aren't true, you'd have to believe Microsoft would have released a statement by now in order to stop all the bad press they're receiving. Creating a console that is only functional if it is hooked up to the internet presents a huge list of problems and absolutely no advantages for the consumer, and if this is to be the case, then it's just another example of the home console market's huge lack of respect for their audience. With this in mind, is it any wonder that PC gaming is experiencing a resurgence in popularity?

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AnotherProGamer2037d ago

probably because the console market is bigger and piracy rates are larger on PC

steve30x2036d ago (Edited 2036d ago )

Or maybe consider this. It might be a lot harder to do cross platform development with current consoles so they are focusing on the consoles because they have a bigger market and when the PS4 comes out there "MIGHT!!" be a surge in PC games with easier multi platform development made easier.

kwyjibo2036d ago

Japan has never been a PC gaming market, so there's a bit of a cultural issue. With next-gen being PC architecture though, multiplatform porting costs will fall, so you'll see more of them.

Dark Souls 2 is going to give the PC version the same priority as the consoles versions for example.

FreakdoutKid2036d ago

no most dev shun cnsoles with those shitty textures and shit

MrDead2036d ago

....... Anyone seen any News 4 Gamers all I can find is this BS everywhere, anyone would think the approvers where trying to kill N4G.

Also I have a solution to the PC console issue. Own both.

Stefanrules72035d ago

You hit the nail on the head

Buy both and you will be a very happy gamer with lots of choice and you will never run out of fun

kcuthbertson2036d ago

Lol at everyone saying that PC gamers call themselves the elite master race. That's a name that console owners have to the PC gamers who act like douches. I've never heard any PC gamer call themselves the Master race.

Oschino19072036d ago (Edited 2036d ago )

"I've never heard any PC gamer call themseleves the Master race."

You must be new around here....

The vocal minority makes all PC gamers look bad. Console fanboys tend to not know any better, PC fanboys seem to know better but still act like the most stuck up and out of touch gamers of them all. PC fanboys make me cringe with disgust, they are the 1%ers who just aren't in touch with the real world and lost in their own little one.

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