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Paradox Interactive: PC sales makes it difficult for us to consider developing console based titles
Posted: 25.02.2009 09:19 by Jamie Davey Comments: 13
In an interview to be published soon on Strategy Informer, Johan Andersson, lead programmer on the Hearts of Iron and Europa Universalis series, said that PC games are still selling by an insane amount, making it difficult for the company to consider developing console based games.

ďItís been fifteen years since I last made a console game so I donít know exactly what the hardware limitations would be. I havenít thought about it, but I donít know. PC games still sell insane amounts and considering how much online distribution is increasing sales; itís easier to continue making PC games.Ē said Andersson.

Check back soon to find out why Britainís his favourite nation to play as in Hearts of Iron and why there might not be any expansion packs for Hearts of Iron III.

Update: The Interview has now been published here.
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By Megadeth (SI Veteran Member) on Feb 25, 2009
Megadeth
If it wasnt for steam I think we would all be condemned tto playing games that only cater to the attention span and intelectual maturity of a 13 year old american boy.
By Kiam99 (SI Veteran Member) on Feb 25, 2009
Kiam99
Im looking forward to hear news about HOI3, especially why there might not be any expansions packs for it.
By Knave (SI Core) on Feb 25, 2009
Knave
Yeah it doesn't really make sense to make paradox games for consoles. Really, they're best played on PC.

Also very interested to read the interview!
By JamieSI (SI Core) on Feb 25, 2009
JamieSI
Interview is now live! :)
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Feb 25, 2009
Wowerine
Reeheheheally!?! Just when everyone said PC times are over, these guys say that they can't do console stuff because it doesn't pay off ass good as PC software. Now I'm really laughing.
By ScythSoulces (SI Core) on Feb 25, 2009
ScythSoulces
Well even if the PC is over, not like it will, there will always be consoles.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Feb 25, 2009
FoolWolf
Bah, PC isn't over, the creativity for pc gaming and how to reach pc gamers with out sticking it up their asses is the problem. Also, how about more people develop pure games for the PC? Too much to ask for? If yes, then no wonder why PC gaming is declining.
By Megadeth (SI Veteran Member) on Feb 26, 2009
Megadeth
PC games are the content innovators that eventually gets ported to console. Everything on console today was first played on PC.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Feb 26, 2009
FoolWolf
to continue Mega's post... and then resend to PC by Epic/EA/Ubisoft in a Gear sof War like shooters, Halo shooters and er.... more Gears of War shooters....
Oh and some really sloppy made movie license games...
By ScythSoulces (SI Core) on Feb 26, 2009
ScythSoulces
Ok, you have a point there.
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Feb 26, 2009
Wowerine
At least Guitar Hero and Rock Band are console only. That is a reason why need to buy an Xbox. I'm sick of Guitar Hero 3 on PC. :S
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Feb 26, 2009
Wowerine
The PC will be dead when the keyboard dies. Now, we all know that will never happen. At least not while we are still around here.
By Nicolas19 (SI Core Veteran) on Feb 27, 2009
Nicolas19
Wowerine's got a point: there are games that you just can't play without a keyboard (for example: HOI3!:)). Look at the console-based RTSs? Awful. Or just look at Tom Clancy's Endwar, an RTS ported from console to PC, a worthless bunch of simplistic code, not comparable even to Red Alert3.