Chris Taylor: "PC gaming as we know it is dead"

supremecommanderChris Taylor, founder of Gas Powered Games and creator of RTS games Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander, shared some words during GDC about the state of PC gaming. Echoing similar statements made by other gaming developers, including Peter Molyneux and Cliff Bleszinski, Taylor said, "PC gaming as we know it is dead."

But before the PC gaming enthusiasts start sharpening their pitchforks, Taylor only lamented over the impending death of PC gaming in retail sales. Taylor also believes digital distribution will be the true forerunner for sales. In addition, flash gaming will take-off.

"Flash is the next console. It’s pointing its way to the future more than the next generation of consoles. Retail PC is in dire straits, but… the web is kicking the console industry’s ass."

Flash and casual games are certainly making an impact in the current gaming market and many big-named developers and publishers are gathering resources to meet the demand. A few presentations at GDC were also devoted to casual gaming as well.

As of now, Gas Powered Games and Chris Taylor are working on the second expansion pack to Supreme Commander (subtitled Experimentals) for PC, a Xbox 360 port of Supreme Commander, RPG Space Siege (think Dungeon Siege in space) for PC and action/RPG/RTS hybrid Demigod (inspired by Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients) for PC.

[Via Gamasutra]


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