Rock, Paper, Shotgun Exclusive: Soren Johnson on Everything PC

The following hour long conversation with Soren Johnson wandered the entire expanse of PC Gaming – what's important, online sales, how smart Introversion are, how ace Desktop: Tower Defence is, how PC Gaming relates to Peru Ubu, the Sex Pistols and Television and pretty much everything else which wasn't to do with his current project, Spore.

Soren Johnson reckons PC gaming "should be like Punk Rock" for developers - rich with variety:

"The PC Market is no one thing any more. There's no sales figures you can look at. The question is simply is 'What is the variety coming through? What are the different options available we didn't have three or four years ago'. For me, PC Gaming should be like Punk Rock – being able to do whatever you want. And people are forgetting that the Punk period isn't just the Ramones and the Sex Pistols… it's Talking Heads, Televisions, Patti Smith, Pere Ubu, Gang of Four… this huge variety of stuff because people were making it up as they were going along. It was easy enough to make music that people did what they wanted to. And that'll always be the advantage of PCs."

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