Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Katsuhiro Harada: It Seems Many PC Gamers Aren't Interested In Fighting Games

PC gaming is growing stronger than ever. With millions of users on Steam alone, it's no wonder why the growth continues. Despite the success, however Namco Bandai has not released their latest fighting game titles on the PC. Tekken's head honcho explains why.

Higher resolutions? Check. Upgradable? Check. Better sales? Check. Latest Tekken and SoulCalibur games? Negative.

PC gaming is getting more popular by the second. Many gamers switch over to the PC for their fix because of the better graphics (depending on specs), sales, and upgradability. Fighting games such as the Street Fighter series, Guilty Gear Isuka, and Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection have made their way to the PC. Even Skullgirls is coming to PCs.

Despite what those games have achieved on services like Steam, Origins, and Gamers Gate it hasn't been enough to persuade Namco Bandai to put their current fighters on the PC. It's been a mystery but finally Katsuhiro Harada has gone on Twitter to explain.

"My PC is always the newest (with water cooling system by Aquacomputer from Germany). (The) problem is many PC gamers (do) not have fighting sticks, and it seems that many PC gamers (aren't) interested in fighting games."