BioWare: “The Future Isn’t Necessarily on Console”



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Let's face it...


First off, games are made on PC's... The Alpha and Omega, the Genesis of all that is videogame springs forth from PC's, without PC's five year old hand-me-downs, none of the consoles would even exist as either hardware or software equations go.


Second, the highest end capability is -ALWAYS- on PC's, even the PS3 which was being vaunted as the ultimate in such capability was entirely eclipsed in capability before it ever saw the light of day by the GeForce 8800... Which is considered archanic by today's standard, and thus the PS3 is as well by that much more disparity.


Third, consoles, ALL OF THEM, are nothing but lobotomized PC's. You are handicapped by what you can actually do with them, and they are only capable of what TV's call "high definition", for pete's sake PC's have been calling 1920x1080 -LOW RESOLUTION- for a decade now. I've got an old backup monitor that'll readily put out 2560 x 1600, let's see the Xbox360 or PS3 do that. It's really quite simple, if any of the consoles tried to run a game like Crysis (which even now isn't a real proper benchmark of a truly powerful computer) it would choke, sputter, and die under the strain.

If you don't like that the PC can do anything your console can, only far far better, then perhaps you need to come to terms with the fact that you're playing with a "child sized PC". Growing up, I loved my NES, SNES, Genesis, Saturn, Playstation, and so on down the line, but as I matured it necessitated a more capable tool, and that is a PC.


What's best of all, is that in a generation or two, when the makers of the current gen consoles have moved onto other projects and aren't as concerned (read as: litigious) on what is now considered current gen technology, PC's can readily go on to emulate the consoles. At the end of the day, your console aspires to be a real PC, but the PC has to lower itself, lose a profound amount of its capability, and generally be weakened to become what a console is.



Took the words right out of my mouth. ;)

 Also I'd like to add if you follow gaming news you've noticed a change over the past year or so. PC gaming is becoming popular again. It was bound to happen with the current gen consoles getting long in the tooth. IMHO current consoles have become too PC like. So after 30ish years of buying consoles I'm not planning on buying the next gen when they come out. I'd rather just PC game. My 360/PS3 gather dust now as it is.




 Computers have been around for 30 years now and are still top of the heap for gaming. I consider consoles to just be a "closed architecture" computers.

  Yeah, I enjoy playing with games on my cell phone for a while, but will there ever be something as addicting as WOW? errr Pokemon...

 Never mind.

But size does matter!



"We want to expand because, you look at what kids are playing on. Kids
are playing on iPhones and iPads. The 3DS looks pretty amazing. All
these platform options, we want to be touching on all those.”


If this is the case I just hope other smartphone manufactures other than apple picks up the pace because the last thing i want to see on engadget is more apple press. Better be more mobile platforms than just apple.

Secondly Consoles and PC's still have their place so they shouldn't be left behind. Because one thing for sure these mobile devices can fail in soo many ways.



I agree, consoles are fine now, but in the future mobile games will become more in demand.  Nothing can trump the power and pleasure of playing on consoles or PCs, but that still doesn't mean people don't want to have some fun while on the road with their iphone!  

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