Gamesindustry.biz has posted an article
that features comments from outspoken game designer Peter Molyneux, and his thoughts on the current state of PC gaming -- and he's not awfully happy. The primary causes for his concern are the two enormous PC successes, World of Warcraft
and The Sims
. While the remarkable sales for these games should mean that new people are brought to PC gaming, he felt that they may be taking too much of the pie: "You've got The Sims
and World of Warcraft
sucking all the air out of the PC market. It's just incredible."
Molyneux also called to question the casual gaming market on the PC. He admitted that some of the earlier successful casual games such as Peggle
were all fine and dandy, but as of late the trend for casual-game developers has been to look at what's already doing well and simply re-brand it with a total lack of innovation. Rock star game designer "CliffyB" of Epic Games also recently voiced his opinions
on PC gaming, saying that it is in "disarray" and that his studio will focus on console games for the time being.