Epic is Still All About the PC, They Say
The first Epic titles I can remember playing were a couple shareware games: the platforming shooter Jazz Jackrabbit and a fighter called One Must Fall: 2097. These days, though, folks don’t really associate Epic with PC game, because their biggest current franchise, Gears of War, is primarily a 360 title, with only the first game getting a PC release.
Says Epic vice president Marc Rein, to Rock Paper Shotgun: “I think that’s a myth that we’ve abandoned the PC. It’s just not true. I mean, Bulletstorm is coming out on three platforms; we’ve just been in this situation where our biggest franchise has been published by a console-holder, and was a very console-designed IP.
“Don’t confuse Gears of War with everything we do. There’s a tendency to think that because we wanna do one thing really, really well and not a hundred things really poorly or just okay that we’re less committed. Bulletstorm is PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and you’ll see when it comes out, it will be a full-blown, oh-my-god amazing PC game. I wouldn’t draw the comparisons there.”
Basically, he just means they’re like any other developer and that the company is not creating policy based on Cliffy’s rant about how any gamer with a decent rig is a pirate. Yeah.