Relic Stands by the PC Platform

Canadian developer Relic Entertainment, known for its Warhammer 40,000 video games, has told Eurogamer that it will continue to invest in PC game development despite the recent deluge of high-profile video game leaks.

Relic marketing manager James McDermott said:

[Piracy] is always a concern as a company, but it’s not one which is driving the decision to make PC.

Relic knows that its established fanbase resides in the PC community thanks to its Dawn of War franchise and believes there will be crossover to Space Marine.

[Publisher] THQ has quite good traction with PC sales. Steam numbers continue to be really good for us.

Relic have been into PC games for a long time. We’re still seeing a lot of good numbers can come from that market. We still think it’s viable. We’ve already seen pre-orders are pretty high for PC on Steam.

McDermott went on to express his support of the PC platform despite its detractors.

Some people just think it would be easier if PC went away. I just get that sense sometimes. It’s because PC is such a tailored market in terms of the kind of platform you have to have. The barrier to entry is a lot higher than just, go and buy a console.

It just seems like there’s more complexity to it, which is probably somewhat true. But it is a great platform. For first-person shooters, that’s still where I want to play.

Hear, hear.

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