Total War Dev Decries The Death of PC Gaming As “Ridiculous”

As a gaming platform, the PC is often talked about as if it were on its deathbed. It’s referred to as a dying platform in spite of the continued release of quality titles year after year, many of which are exclusive to the PC.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Dom Starr, the campaign designer of Total War: Rome II, refused to entertain the notion and called out the falsehood of such assertions.

“I don’t think PC is in any danger of dying,” said Starr. “I think that’s ridiculous.

Starr believes that the PC is here to stay, and the adaptation of next-gen consoles to be more like PCs is proof of its strengths as a gaming platform.

“If anything, the fact that the new console, PS4, seems to pretty much be an adapted PC just goes to show that the platform is strong and [we're] likely to not see the death of it any time soon.”

Starr went on to talk about the possibility of bringing the Total War series to the console and how it might play.

“Personally I think it would be nice to have Total War on console, get the experience to people who aren’t necessarily PC gamers,” said the developer. “You’d have to adapt a fair bit if for a joypad controller. Something like the Wii U might be easier to do some — drawing battle lines, moving the units around in a bit more of an organic way.”

Total War: Rome II is set for release before the end of the year, and is exclusive to the PC.

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5 Comments on Total War Dev Decries The Death of PC Gaming As “Ridiculous”

gasmaskangel

On March 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Nice to hear someone say “no of course PC gaming isn’t dying, what are you stupid?” for a change. Seems like we go through this every five years or so.

JawaEsteban

On March 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Sweet, I didn’t even know they were making another one. Very good memories of Total War:Rome, awesome game. As long as the new one reviews well, will most likely purchase.

Tiagonal

On March 8, 2013 at 4:22 am

Why won’t you upload Total War to cloud gaming platforms, who cares about RT in RTS anyways… my RAM always suffers from intensive population epic battles. And since Rome I can’t play against my father anymore… O.o

Darth Lechon

On March 8, 2013 at 7:30 am

Yeah, I’m not playing my RTS games on a console.

Brad

On March 9, 2013 at 5:51 am

“If anything, the fact that the new console, PS4, seems to pretty much be an adapted PC just goes to show that the platform is strong and [we're] likely to not see the death of it any time soon.”

Um…yeah, that’s what I’ve been saying. I was actually hearing the “PC gaming is dying” line so often just a few years ago that it stopped seeming like an actual prediction and more like an attempt at flaming. Look, console gamers enjoy consoles. That’s perfectly fine. PC gamers enjoy PCs. That’s perfectly fine, too. It’s really a matter of personal preference.