Irrational Games boss and Bioshock creator, Ken Levine, has said that if you want to know where the industry’s headed in terms of innovation, consoles wouldn’t give you a clear picture, but surely the PC will.
It’s on Kotaku he revealed his stance while writing as a guest editor for the site’s PC Gaming Week feature. Levine said “all great game developer are born”, on PC.
“What’s the future of the PC? Social games? MMOs? Freemium? F*^% if I know. But I know this: The PC will always be the place that drives innovation,” he wrote. “The PC is the place where great game developers are born, even—and maybe especially—where great console game developers are born.”
“Halo, Mass Effect, Call of Duty…PC developers first. And it’s on the PC where the leading-edge ideas form, primarily because the barrier of entry is low.”
Levine argues that ideas are born on PC much easier because there are “no middle men, no marketers, and no naysayers”.
Ken Levine’s next game will be Bioshock Infinite which is expected to release some time in 2012 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.