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Epic Making PC Exclusive Game

"We might be working on a PC-only title," said Epic's Mike Capps during a PAX East panel, reports Joystiq, saying Cliff Bleszinski followed this more concretely, saying: "Let me say that again: we are working on a PC game." After the panel Capps confirmed to them that this project is underway and that they currently plan on it being a PC exclusive, but no other details were offered.

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38. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 19:09 SpectralMeat
 
Prez wrote on Apr 8, 2012, 18:49:
Anyway I take "PC exclusive " to mean "MMOG".
Maybe by PC exclusive he means Facebook game
 
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37. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:56 Dmitri_M
 
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36. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:54 Dmitri_M
 
I could see them creating a high budget graphical showcase of their next engine on PC. It's the only platform where that's possible. The previous generation of consoles are maxed out. The next generation are a ways off. Perhaps they're doing it now in this middle period. Long term they're still a console dev.  
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35. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:49 Prez
 
Oy vey-STFU about piracy already. You abandoned the PC because the console games sell more, even mediocre games can do big numbers. Anyway I take "PC exclusive " to mean "MMOG".  
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34. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:48 007Bistromath
 
I bet ten bucks it's still a consolized piece of garbage.  
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33. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:48 xXBatmanXx
 
Laughable.  
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32. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:48 ASeven
 
Slashman wrote on Apr 8, 2012, 18:46:
"it killed a lot of great independent developers and completely changed our business model."

Are these the same independent developers who are pretty much making all their money from PC games nowadays? How do they do that?

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31. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:46 Slashman
 
"it killed a lot of great independent developers and completely changed our business model."

Are these the same independent developers who are pretty much making all their money from PC games nowadays? How do they do that?
 
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30. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:45 creatorswhim
 
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29. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:43 Beelzebud
 
"it killed a lot of great independent developers"

Yeah just ask Valve. What a crock of shit. In hindsight that statement is even more idiotic than when he first made it, when you look at the indie game scene on PC compared to consoles. People have literally gotten rich off of PC gamers in the time after he spouted off this nonsense.
 
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28. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:40 ASeven
 
Ahem...

“If you walked into [Epic's Offices] six years ago,” said Capps, “Epic was a PC company. We did one PS2 launch title, and everything else was PC. And now, people are saying ‘Why do you hate the PC? You’re a console-only company.’”

“And guess what?” he says, “It’s because the money’s on console.”

“We still do PC, we still love the PC, but we already saw the impact of piracy: it killed a lot of great independent developers and completely changed our business model.” Capps discusses the rise of free-to-play microtransaction based games, like Farmville, the “biggest game of all right now.”

“So, maybe Facebook will save PC gaming,” he concludes, “but it’s not going to look like Gears of War.”

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Get fucked, Epic. Now that you see your cashcows drying up you come back to the PC as if all your fucking insults to all PC gamers never happened? Get fucked.
 
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27. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:25 Jivaro
 
Acleacius wrote on Apr 8, 2012, 18:04:
This is bullshit, if cliffy is involved it will suck. He has driven Epic off a cliff with his pedestrian designs.

Just glad Sweeney has given Epic some dignity with his amazing engine.

Eric? Is that you?
 
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26. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:13 Trevellian
 
What I stated was not an exact quote from him. It was a summarizing of his attitude towards PC gaming since becoming a "Huge success" because of Gears of War (God forbid he should remember he wouldn't even have a career if it wasn't for the PC and the success of Unreal)

His ability to pull a 180 on the PC gaming community and POKE at them and say they're "grumpy" (and that one is an exact quote) because they didn't get a PC demo for Bulletstorm is just appalling. Then he goes to GDC and starts sucking PC cock and telling people to make games for it. He can go to hell as far as I'm concerned.
 
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25. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:09 Lorcin
 
Being able to run any UE3 game is the minimum standard for PC gaming atm. Having a game which I assume will be running on UE4 should set our PCs a new benchmark to last another 5 or so years.

If the rumours are true my 2 year old desktop should be able to hold it's own against a PS4 - anything Epic release now is just going to confirm or disprove that.
 
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24. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:07 Beelzebud
 
Judging by the reaction here, I'd say spending the last five years insulting the customers that helped build their company, wasn't the best strategy for them.  
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23. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 18:04 Acleacius
 
This is bullshit, if cliffy is involved it will suck. He has driven Epic off a cliff with his pedestrian designs.

Just glad Sweeney has given Epic some dignity with his amazing engine.
 
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22. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 17:52 Wallshadows
 
Pretty much what others have said.

They're getting good at making shitty, shiny 'new' games and they saw they couldn't do this anymore on current-generation consoles. Now they feel as though they can lead the PC community with a carrot on the stick to give the impression that they care when they will damn well play the piracy card once next gen comes out where the PC community which built them up are given bad ports to terrible games.

I'm not buying it and I say fuck 'em, even if they release a new Unreal title.
 
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21. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 17:36 reisub
 
Hopefully it's a showcase for their next engine. UE4 Jazz Jackrabbit?  
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20. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 17:28 Dmitri_M
 
I remember Blahzinski and another well known Epic spouting that stuff.

This sounds like a direct reaction to the people willing to throw money at PC kickstarters. Money talks? Even if it is "small" quantities like 3 million relative to the money poured in multiplatform titles, I'm sure that PR whore can't resist jumping on the bandwagon.

"Let me say that again: we are working on a PC game."

Cool bro. You expect what, we loose our minds with excitement?
 
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19. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 17:23 SpectralMeat
 
eunichron wrote on Apr 8, 2012, 17:03:
Quboid wrote on Apr 8, 2012, 16:53:
Drezden wrote on Apr 8, 2012, 16:46:
Good luck selling any copies to all those "pirating, self absorbed, entitled" PC gamers that you so lovingly insulted.

Did Bleszinski actually use those words? Can you give me a link?

Yeah, that made me WTF so I looked around and all I could find were references to a 2010 interview where Mike Capps said that they switched to console focus because there was more money in consoles than in PCs (because of piracy) Link. As hard as I looked I didn't find any official statement from Epic that openly insulted PC gamers in that manner.

I think it was mostly twitter posts from Blezsinski commenting on PC gamers when Bulletstorm launched. I think Blues had a news story about it too at the time.
 
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