Doom Father Praises World Of Warcraft
The world of PC gaming has been going down for quite a while, but powerful forces still keep it going, that's the conclusion reached by Doom and Quake father, John Carmack. As expected, the main argument in favor of the PC is Blizzard's MMO, World of Warcraft.
November 22, 2007
“if you look at what’s really successful on the PC -- like World Of Warcraft, that’s an insanely successful product. It’s like a train driving all the PC sales numbers altogether on gaming.
Just in terms of games that you sit down and play in the console mode, the PC probably doesn’t have a huge amount of differentiation, and that’s unlikely to change.
But the different areas where the PC is still standing on its own is MMOs, and a lot of casual games are interesting, too. The people that sit down to play games are predominantly playing them on consoles -- at least, higher-end games -- but the PC still has a strong enough margin to make games, and we continue to support it.”
The man is right no, doubt about it. However, it's rather ironic (if not downright sad) to hear such a thing from one of the guys that places the laurel crown on the FPS genre back in the '90.