|Kudo Tsunoda: "Hardly anyone plays first-person shooters on the PC"|
|Posted: 20.09.2010 15:09 by Jamie Davey||Comments: 30|
According to Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda, first-person shooters are a thing of the past on the PC, "hardly anyone" plays them. FPS are all about consoles now.
"Halo did an awesome job of building a first-person shooter exclusively for the console, and now hardly anyone plays first person shooters on the PC anymore. It’s all about the console." said Tsunoda.
Tsunoda was originally talking about Kinect when he made these comments, advising developers to create games from the ground-up instead of porting existing titles to support Kinect.
"I think that the stuff we have learned about Kinect is that you don’t want to take it and port a experience over to Kinect or force it into things. You see a lot of motion control games that put the motion technology into a random game and that isn’t the way to make an awesome experience." he said.
"If you think about the way that first person shooters evolved, they started on the PC. People for the longest time tried to port shooters from the PC onto the console. And people said the same things that they are saying now about Kinect – "It’s never going to be responsive enough to do this,” or “You’re never going to get a fun first person shooter on the console – it’s only made for a keyboard and mouse and that is the way it is supposed to be played."
Ouch, PC followers aren't going to be too happy with this
Source: Game Informer