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25. Re: etc., etc. Feb 13, 2012, 03:19 Orogogus
Dev wrote on Feb 13, 2012, 02:38:
Orogogus wrote on Feb 12, 2012, 20:28:
Without the consoles, the PC slice has to be 3-6 times its current size to bring in the same revenue that currently goes towards multiplatform games. It doesn't seem realistic, and with chicken-and-egg unknowns the PC slice might even get smaller in the hypothetical scenario.
Or, if the pie slices are split up into 1 part instead of 4 parts, that one part might be larger than any one slice in the 4 part pie.
It might. But it's not likely that it would be larger than the 4 slice pie (3, really; the Wii doesn't get most of the multiplatform games), so it's less overall money cycling back into development.

What ways are there out of that? The cost of porting games could be colossal, tantamount to recoding the whole thing up from scratch. There could be fewer gamers around because of the existence of consoles. Console ports could be lazy afterthoughts, with most of the majority of development money going towards the PC version. None of these seem to be true. Well, the last one very occasionally.

But generally speaking, if aliens wiped out every Xbox and PS3 on Earth, it would be hard to say that the entertainment software industry would be making more money. And the mega-budget titles most likely to be held back by console limitations are the ones that need that money.
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