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?
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.