|Capps: Epic "still love the PC," piracy drove them to console money|
|Posted: 18.05.2010 11:15 by Simon Priest||Comments: 15|
Epic Games president Mike Capps says the reason they up and left PC development was because of all that PC piracy, plundering revenues.
Six years ago they were totally a desktop studio, with about one PS2 title while "everything else was PC." They followed the money to console.
"Epic was a PC company. We did one PS2 launch title, and everything else was PC. And now, people are saying ‘Why do you hate the PC? You’re a console-only company,’” Capps told Edge in an interview, reports .
“And guess what?” he continues, “It’s because the money’s on console.”
"We still do PC, we still love the PC, but we already saw the impact of piracy: it killed a lot of great independent developers and completely changed our business model.” Free-to-play and the rise of social networking like Facebook is the biggest PC thing right now.
"So, maybe Facebook will save PC gaming,” he notes, “but it’s not going to look like Gears of War.” Gears of War 3 is releasing exclusively on Xbox 360 in April 2011. Are you sad to see Epic Games leave their PC roots behind, videogamer?