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Not Consoles, But “PC Will Always Be The Place That Drives Innovation”, Says Levine

by Ernice Gilbert on October 29th, 2010, under Irrational Games, News

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”.

“If you want to know the future of gaming, buy a PC,” said Levine. “And pay attention. Because above all, that thing on your desk is a crystal ball.”

Ken Levine’s next game will be Bioshock Infinite which is expected to release some time in 2012 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.


  1. Sat, 30th Oct 2010 at 2:35 am

    LMAO ernice its Ken Levine, not Bill Levine.

    of course it is because PCs can do so much consoles cant.
    but thats the whole problem they CAN do so much that consoles cant but developers are not doing it.
    PCs CAN do ray tracing games, could of several years ago but the first ray tracing games not releasing till 2012!
    PC games CAN do so much more than console games, so why are developers not taking advantage of that?
    ill tell you why, because there too god dam lazy thats why!
    everythings too hard, or too expensive.
    gone are the days where every developer wanted to release the best game they could, and do whatever it takes to do so.
    now most dont give a rats a$$ whether there games 10/10 or 2/10, as long as it rakes in the $$$$$$ thats all they care about!
    so Levine, do me a favor, and put your money where your mouth is!
    PCs can do o so much more than consoles, so how about you show us that with bioshock infinite?
    no more of this shoddy console port BS!
    or what we PCers like to call “consoleized”.

  2. Sat, 30th Oct 2010 at 5:51 am

    Oh Christ! Where did I get Bill Levine from? Fixing now. Jesus Lord.

  3. Sat, 30th Oct 2010 at 5:53 am


  4. Sat, 30th Oct 2010 at 10:02 am

    LOL, DW humans make mistakes.

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