Epic: The Future of PC Gaming is Facebook

Oh hello there, it’s our friendly developers from Epic. Let’s hear what they have to say about us PC gamers. My bad, they still don’t like us. Can you guess why? Yep, it’s still because of Piracy. Wait, they aren’t finished yet. I guess let’s have a little recap of the situation first according to Michael Capps, the president of Epic Games.

Piracy’s already had its impact [on the PC market], If you walked into this place six years ago, Epic was a PC company and always had been. We did one PS2 launch title, which was a port of Unreal Tournament, and everything else was PC. And now, if you read our forums, people are saying: ‘Why do you hate the PC? You’re a console-only company.’ And guess what? It’s because the money’s on console.

We still do PC, we love the PC, but we already saw the impact of piracy: it killed a lot of great independent developers and completely changed our business model.

So what is in store for PC gamers in the future Mike Capps?

There’s certainly a light for PC gaming… Most publishers I’m speaking to right now think their money’s going to be shifting back to PC and away from traditional consoles, just because folks are in that mode of wanting to spend a little bit of time every now and then, and paying money to save time because there’s so much media competing for it.

… So maybe Facebook will save PC gaming – but it’s not going to look like Gears Of War.

Source: CVG.com