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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. Itís 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 donít 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 isnít 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 Ė "Itís never going to be responsive enough to do this,Ē or ďYouíre never going to get a fun first person shooter on the console Ė itís 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
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Comments

By Megadeth (SI Veteran Member) on Sep 20, 2010
Megadeth
The man is on crack. Another M$ sock puppet lip synching the same old bull. Consoles are on their way out and most shooters are played on PC.
By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Sep 20, 2010
Arrecoolast
HAHAAHHAHAAHAHAAHAAHAHAHA, YEAH RIGHT!
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2010
djole381
Hmmm I wonder how much money did he get for saying crap like that...
By Megadeth (SI Veteran Member) on Sep 20, 2010
Megadeth
If you like shooters, you play it on PC. If you want the computer to play the game for you (aim assist anyone?) "play" it on the kiddysole.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2010
Kres
Kudo Tsunoda likes emptying bottles of sake.

Are there any stats and research behind the statement or is he just a scum?
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2010
stuntkid
oh dear!
By hellweed (SI Core Member) on Sep 20, 2010
hellweed
Your wish microsoft.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Sep 21, 2010
Eversor
I tell you that guy's mouth is full of nothing but s#!t.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Sep 21, 2010
bosnian_dragon
I haven't read something so inaccurate in years! PC and FPS are bound as our limbs are bound to our body! FPS are PC based and WILL be. Console based FPS are a waste of time.
By neilmike (SI Core) on Sep 21, 2010
neilmike
fuck you Tsunoda
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 21, 2010
FoolWolf
No Kudo - we just won't use your shitty GFWL when playing games.
M$ doesn't make any shooters for PC and never really have and no, sorry I don't count Halo as a "good" FPS.

So go back to Mt M$ and keep living in your own reality - the rest of the computer gaming world will soon be on Mac's or Linux unless you take your heads out of the brown place you're now - and if gamers won't use PC's - then you can scrap Windows for home users as well. Why use it then?
Grrrrr
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Sep 21, 2010
Wowerine
funny yes :)
By paelleon (SI Veteran Member) on Sep 21, 2010
paelleon
Oh my god! This means that tonight I will not find anyone playing online at ArmA2, Battlezone 2, BF 1942 Desert Combat or Vietcong! Man, what can I do now? I have to purchase a console? Yes, a console will do. too bad that these titles were never made for consoles. ;-)
By RaviL (SI Core Member) on Sep 21, 2010
RaviL
OMFG Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda just made an BEYOND EPIC FAIL statement.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 21, 2010
herodotus
Very, VERY small minded boy who should be sacked and replaced by someone who actually knows what he's talking about.
XBox fanboy...
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Sep 22, 2010
Eversor
Exactly right hero. I don't understand why Microsoft makes all of these games comsole exclusive and at the same time Windows operating systems.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Sep 22, 2010
bosnian_dragon
@ Eversor - They can't just hop from PC based to console based gaming. It is obvious that they are doing it slowly. They are hoping that gamers will change their personal taste with time and in a few years maybe buy a console instead of a PC. PCs are way out of control, the big corporations can't control the flow on the Internet and that is why they are trying to switch gamers to consoles on a massive scale. But, as we all can see, there are even consoles that are hacked, including PS3. It is sad that the industry won't do anything else but invent some other console and hope that hackers won't break the line immediatelly. My guess is that they should lower the prices of the games and in that way they would encourage people to buy games instead of downloading them from torrents.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 22, 2010
Kres
@Eversor: +1
By Sung_J (SI Newbie) on Sep 22, 2010
Sung_J
this person is so stupid
By Sung_J (SI Newbie) on Sep 22, 2010
Sung_J
where did this person get the balls to say FPS is a thing of the past on PC???? damn did he or did he not know that FPS games on consoles really suck... i was a big HALO FAN and believe me when i say i m a fan then i m A FAN... anyway i tried playing the HALO3 on console and VAMOSH all my fan thing disappeared... :) i really get frustrated playing FPS games on consoles or platforms.... this person is definitely going nuts
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Sep 23, 2010
Eversor
@ bosnian_dragon - I am not going to change my tastes to console games any time soon. There are some games that I have seen that are Console exclusive, like the God of War series. Oh and the Gears of War series, the first one is out on PC, but the second and third seem to be (so far) Xbox 360 exclusive. And they really should lower prices of games. Console games are generaly $10 dollars more that PC games. Overall with what I have said, I don't know why anyone like Mr Tsunoda would say something as ludicrous what he said.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 23, 2010
herodotus
@ bosnian_dragon
"PCs are way out of control, the big corporations can't control the flow on the Internet and that is why they are trying to switch gamers to consoles on a massive scale."
Interesting, and true in many ways however consoles will be shifting to broadband access in the near future so I don't accept this as an excuse.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Sep 23, 2010
bosnian_dragon
@Herodotus

I know, you're right about the broadband access for consoles, but I am sure that they will somehow try to limit the consoles from using the Internet in full capacity. Of course, there will always be hackers who will be following the development of such limitations with their innovative cracks, but what I'm saying is that this war isn't over yet. It is just beginning ;)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 23, 2010
herodotus
As the head of the Cyber Anti-Crimes Unit in Australia said (and he's a big deal in the hacker world); the only way to end hacking/piracy is to ban the internet. THE only way.
By OPFORCE (SI Member) on Sep 23, 2010
OPFORCE
Kudo Tsunoda is marketing his Kinect stuff.
(http://hothardware.com/News/Kinect-Developer-Declares-PC-FPS-Gamers-A-Dying-Breed/)

And BF:Bad Company 2 is a bad incomplete buggy game, hence people on PC avoid it like the plague.

Halo is not a FPS. Playing FPS with gamepad, oh yeah, they use auto-aim. On a PC this is called cheating, as in using an aim-bot system...

Lots of cool FPS games on the PC, Halflife Multiplayer, Team Fortress 2, Crysis, Counter strike, Quake, Doom, Unreal etc etc. And yes, lots of people play them as i speak.

Enjoy.
By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Sep 23, 2010
Arrecoolast
PC people don't avoid Bad Company 2 like the plague. lol wtf XD

EDIT: Why is my entire post a link along with the edit, delete buttons? o_O
By wee (SI Member) on Sep 24, 2010
wee
"And BF:Bad Company 2 is a bad incomplete buggy game, hence people on PC avoid it like the plague."

"Halo is not a FPS."

?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 24, 2010
herodotus
"And BF:Bad Company 2 is a bad incomplete buggy game, hence people on PC avoid it like the plague."

No, we don't avoid it. But it is buggy as all hell...and a camper-fest.

"On a PC this is called cheating, as in using an aim-bot system..."

Again...no. Plenty of games, usually multi-platform have auto-aim or auto-lock. It was popular before the first Playstation even appeared.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Sep 24, 2010
Eversor
Auto-aim games are not challenging enough. They are also not very realistic.
By paelleon (SI Veteran Member) on Sep 29, 2010
paelleon
There isn't any auto-aim in ArmA2.. ops, there isn't any ArmA2 for consoles either... ;-)