We still get a PC version with Microsoft though, an important distinction you failed to mention.
Well, no, Microsoft hasn't said anything about the status of Alan Wake PC. For all we know, they might have canceled it. In addition, when was the last time MS released a PC game? Gears of War, if I recall correctly. Still haven't seen anything suggesting that Halo 3, Gears of War 2, Fable 2 or any of the more recent MS games will ever come out on PC.
Unlike you I just don't care if my platform is lead or not, I care about the quality of the individual title as it's the important factor.
Except lead platform has a huge impact on quality. A game designed for a console has to make a lot of compromises due to aging hardware and a limited control scheme. This is why PC series/games that become console series/games always suffer. Remember DX2? 'nuff said.
Lets run the tally:
# World of Warcraft-- Pretty much they biggest game on the planet and it's...say it...PC Exclusive (well, until that iPhone client comes out).
# Pretty much any game id Software makes (tm)
# Pretty much any game Raven makes (tm)
# Pretty Much and game Novalogic makes (tm)
# GRAW 1 &2 (Yes, the PC versions were BETTER)
# C&C series (if you don't know what this is leave. Now.)
# Civilization series
# Half-life Series
# Team Fortress 2
# Sims series (not my thing, but well, it is what it is)
# ArmA 1 & 2
# etc., etc.
Few problems with that list. Raven has been a console developer for a while. The last PC shooter they made was Quake 4. Everything since has been designed for consoles, including the upcoming Wolfenstein and Singularity. id has publically announced that they are focusing on consoles now too. Novalogic hasn't made any good games in a long, long time. Any way you look at it, PC gaming is nowhere near as strong as it was in the 90's.This comment was edited on Jul 10, 2009, 01:59.