Molyneux: PC gaming is 'in tatters'

Written by Joe Martin

October 3, 2008 | 09:54

Tags: #bullfrog #dungeon #fable #fable-2 #molyneux #pc-gaming #theme

Companies: #lionhead

Peter Molyneux obviously isn't all to keen on PCs these days and in the run-up to the Fable 2 launch as an Xbox 360 exclusive the respected developer of Black and White and Theme Hospital has been sharing his views on the PC market.

Molyneux, who it is worth remembering got started with the PC market and who knows it very well thanks to his time at Bullfrog and Lionhead, goes as far as to say that the PC scene is 'in tatters' in an interview with Videogamer.

"If you look at the gamer market on PC, I'll be quite honest with you, it's in tatters. There aren't that many releases on PC," said Molyneux frankly.

"There are some high points like Crysis and what Blizzard is doing, but other than that you are restricted to The Sims and World of Warcraft, they seem to be dominating the PC side."

Molyneux then went on to discuss the copy protection system behind EA's Spore and says that while he understands the frustration of gamers, he doesn't have a huge problem with SecuROM.

"I would say while me as a player hates any restrictions, I can understand that publishers need to do something to give them the confidence to make games for the PC, to spend the huge amounts of money necessary to spend on development and to get their return," he said.

"Anything that may give them more confidence on the PC means that ultimately we as gamers will come out better off because they will invest more in the game."

Hm. We have a bit of a suspicion that bit-tech readers will be a little biased here, but tell us what you think anyway. Is PC gaming dying out? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.
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