Mon, Sep 20, 2010 | 14:38 BST
Kudo: “Hardly anyone plays first-person shooters on the PC any more”
First-person shooters. Your PC days are numbered. Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda reckons it.
The Kinect chief told Game Informer that “hardly anyone” plays FPS on PC now, with Halo redefining how shooters are seen on consoles.
“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,” he claimed.
Hey id, Valve? Might want to stop developing RAGE or Portal 2 for PC now.
He explained: “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.’
“And as long as everyone was just porting the existing shooters over to console, they weren’t as fun as the PC ones. Of course, they were built for the PC.”
Kinect launches on November 10 in the UK.