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173. Re: MS Aug 31, 2009, 21:15 StingingVelvet
 
I'd like to see him say that.

Well, I hope he will.

I could see arguing that eventually the same thing would have happened, at some point, through some means. I think it would have taken a long while though. As I recall, the PS3 at first was supposed to just have two cell processors, rather than a GPU, and that changed when the specs of the Xbox 360 were revealed... Sony really was not focusing on PC style development at all back then, and Nintendo still isn't. I think Xbox did all of that.

But yes, you are probably right, someone would have at some point...

My thing is more that mainstreaming the industry, which is twisted by most people into "consolized," would certainly have happened either way. Even PC only games like Dawn of War II and WoW show a great amount of simplification for larger audiences... Oblivion would have been equally stripped down even if it was PC only. In that regard, I don't think it was the Xbox's doing nearly as much as simple mainstreaming due to higher production costs.

But on the matter of PC games being all console ports now, for the most part? Xbox did that, and I don't know who else would have without them in the picture. Someone, sometime, probably... but it's all speculative based on little fact.
 
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