PC gamer market in “tatters,” says Molyneux

Thursday, 2 October 2008 20:23 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Speaking to Videogamer, Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux’s issued a damning verdict on the state of the PC gaming industry, saying it’s in “tatters”.

“If you look at the gamer market on PC, I’ll be quite honest with you, it’s in tatters,” he said.

“There aren’t that many releases on PC. There are some high points like Crysis and what Blizzard is doing, but other than that you are restricted to The Sims and World of Warcraft, they seem to be dominating the PC side.”

The developer spoke directly about DRM issues currently affecting the platform.

“I would say while me as a player hates any restrictions, [but] I can understand that publishers need to do something to give them the confidence to make games for the PC, to spend the huge amounts of money necessary to spend on development and to get their return,” he said.

“Anything that may give them more confidence on the PC means that ultimately we as gamers will come out better off because they will invest more in the game.”

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