Most people in the industry are anticipating the release of the PlayStation 4, but one gaming developer does not think it’ll be worth it for people to buy the PlayStation 4 when they can purchase a high-end PC.
According to a report from GamingBolt on Sunday, Reinhard Pollice, who is the business development manager at Nordic Games, talked about how he still doesn’t see the real benefit of purchasing a PlayStation 4 versus a high-end PC.
“I like a few functions that were announced but so far I personally cannot see a real benefit from buying that instead of a gaming PC.
“We will monitor further development closely and are also in a stage, where we evaluate certain game concepts for this hardware.
“Even a great platform sometimes isn’t able to convince a critical mass. A lot of factors are important here. Plus we are not in the position to be under the obligatory first-movers in that sense, so we will be careful for the time being,” Pollice said.
Well one thing that is a major reason gamers should think PlayStation 4, is the fact that high-end PCs are thousands of dollars, and even mid-level PCs still cost over $1,000. It’s simple really.
Yes, gamers cannot upgrade parts in their PlayStation 4 as time goes on, but they are saving hundreds of dollars by purchasing a console versus a PC. PC gaming is great, but that platform is not the most affordable for your average consumer.
Pollice then discussed their recently released remake of “Painkiller and Painkiller: Battle Out Of Hell.”
“We brainstormed a lot here and had ideas looking into a lot of different directions about a new ‘Painkiller game.
“We ended up concluding that the market is lacking a key element of the original ‘Painkiller,’ that ‘old school’ element.
“So we decided that our game should be in the spirit of old school shooter games. We also noticed especially that console gamers never really had a chance to get into ‘Painkiller,’ which is why we decided to take that route,” Pollice said.
Gamers will certainly have options once the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 are released to the gaming world, but will a significant amount of people go the way of PC versus consoles? That’s difficult to imagine given the cost.
Either way, PlayStation 4 will debut this holiday season.