|Maxis insists PC gaming is not dead|
|Posted: 30.08.2012 06:15 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 5|
EA Maxis lead producer Kip Katsarelis is adamant that PC gaming is more than just casual games, social networking games, niche titles and MMOs. In an interview with , he proclaimed, "We're still seeing the PC market is not dead; it's very much alive."
Katsarelis used Diablo III and The Sims series as evidence.
"So there's a market there, we've got an audience there that wants games on that platform, and we are still a PC house and will continue to be so," he stated. "I can see us on many platforms, there's definitely an appetite for Sim City, it's one of those games that everybody can relate to, they all live somewhere!"
He went on to note, "Not only has gaming changed, there is that whole generation who may be aware of SimCity, and maybe they've played the iPhone version of it, but they haven't really experience that true experience on the PC. So we came out with SimCity Social, there's CityVille too, there's a whole new generation of city planners that would probably love to play our game."
EA Maxis is currently working on the next iteration of SimCity, which is due to be released in March 2013.