Peter Moore and PC have never been the best pals. When Moore was working in MS, PC gamers hated him for not supporting their beloved platform. Of course, Peter had nothing to do with this whole thing as he expressed MS’ stance and did not boycott the PC. But that had little to do with PC gamers’ feelings towards him. And when he joined EA, PC gamers hated him even more as the PC versions of NBA Live and NHL got cancelled (and let’s not forget that the PC was getting the ‘old-generation’ version of the Fifa series back then). Surprising news then for all of you as Peter Moore stated that PC – as a whole – is an attractive platform.
That was revealed in an interview with Wired. When asked about the PC platform, Moore said that things were not looking good back in 2007:
“When I arrived at EA in 2007 and I was president of EA Sports. The PC was dead to us. We just couldn’t find the right business model for the sports experience.”
Moore then admitted that piracy was a big issue for EA and that consoles are currently outdated, meaning that PC can be more attractive than ever:
“As you get further into the cycle of fixed hardware, the PC just sprints ahead. Our PC games are unbelievable. The things we can do on the PC because the power of both the CPU and the GPU has sprung ahead. We’re dealing with consoles now that were imagined in 2003 from a spec perspective and delivered in 2005. Seven years ago. It’s a lifetime in hardware tech.”
Moore believes that consoles will spring ahead and surpass PCs as he stated that ‘eventually consoles will spring ahead again and PCs will catch up‘. Obviously, Moore is talking about the next-generation consoles and since EA is already developing games for both X720 and PS4, we are pretty sure that Moore knows what he’s talking about. Or is he exaggerating? Will next-gen consoles be able to outperform an Nvidia GTX690? If not, then both X720 and PS4 will be ‘outdated’ the moment they get out, something that could happen as both MS and Sony decided to delay their next console cycle for a couple of years.
Moore concluded that the PC platform is still very attractive and that it has been the core of EA for the last three decades:
“The big client PC games are back. Stuff we can do on an open platform from a business perspective, from patching every day without having to go through certification, or anybody else, dealing directly with the consumer without having to deal with our great friends at Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, makes the PC a very attractive platform. It has been the core of this company for three decades.”
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."