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.
“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.