Is the Sky Falling on PC Gamers?
Much like the cycle of seasons, there is a certain process we go through every time a new console is released. Those who don't get it proclaim that PC gaming is doomed once "uber-console" is released while the rest of us roll our eyes and keep playing our games. This becomes more obvious when you read what I just read.
Gonegold has posted a bit of info regarding the PC game releases over the last four years. This is a great way to get a feel for which genres have grown (pay for play online games), which have been steady and which ones (flight sims) have fizzled. Perhaps the most important thing to note is that 1999 saw 300 PC games released and 2000, 2001 and 2002 had 251, 255 and 256 titles released each year respectively.
It can be hard not to panic when EB is slowly down-sizing their PC section while the console area grows fat with games from three successful platforms. The fact of the matter is that PC games will always be the cutting edge for graphics and certain genres will always sell well enough to justify PC releases.
The sky isn't falling just yet but you just never know, the PS3 may crush us all!- Certis