PC Gaming Will Have Commercial Growth, Says Expert

For years, doomsayers have prophesied the death of PC gaming as consoles have usurped some of the PC’s greatest strengths: FPS games, multiplayer support, and high-quality graphics.

During our interview with Victor Zordan, expert in video game technology, we raised the issue.

GameFront: What are your thoughts on PC gaming and where it’s headed, relative to console gaming?

Victor Zordan:

Consoles will be mainstays; they’ll continue to be like appliances. You buy them, you push one button, and they’re good to go. There’s a whole class of people who don’t want the overhead of installing a game on their PC, and those people are never going to switch over.

There will always be a market for the game console. But it may end up moving to more of a family-oriented market. I don’t think game consoles will go away completely, but as people are interacting through their computers more often, technologies will continue to evolve to allow users to play games more seamlessly, through the web, and more and more people will be playing PC games. It may not be the type of PC games we imagine, from, say, PC Gamer magazine, but it’s nonetheless going to be a growing commercial area.

Follow this link for the full interview with Victor Zordan.

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5 Comments on PC Gaming Will Have Commercial Growth, Says Expert

VodkaChill

On May 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

PC’s and Consoles should be the answer to 2 distinct types of needs. The line is getting harder to define when consoles tries to emulate a PC (Os/versatility) and vice versa. It’s all business strategy, try and get more people to buy in. This will end up in 2 ways.

1 – A perfect hardware/software mix of both. Can play any games, and versatility of a PC (free to install any apps) Highly unlikely (see PSN breach/hack/other OS news)
2 – A clearer line between the console and PC, where both continues to steal each other’s consumers’s games, but defining their hardware/software more distinctively.

I think the second option is more likely. PSN incident showed everyone in the console industry that dealing with security server-side is more costly than letting the client-side deal with it.

Long lives PC gaming :)

Aids

On May 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Oh companies wanting to make a profit on computers?

Like that doesn’t already happen with ty advertising on EVERY damn website.

max

On May 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm

i don t think consoles will ever move to a “family-oriented market” this is bull*hit

Russell

On May 13, 2011 at 9:29 am

@max You havent heard of Nintendo Wii? Thats a family oriented console.

Marc

On May 16, 2011 at 5:04 am

Xbox with kinect is the same!
is also family oriented console