In a recent interview with PC Retail
's COO Paul Sams gives us a look into the present and future state of the company after the launch of the record-breaking Wrath of the Lich King
expansion for World of Warcraft
. Sams touches on the work Blizzard is doing between Starcraft II, Diablo III
and their upcoming "unannounced" MMO, still in the works.
What we found most interesting about this interview was Sams' view on PC gaming, discouraging that water-cooler rumor that MMOs (namely WoW
) are keeping PC gaming alive in this troubled market. He points out that their support of games like Starcraft II
and Diablo III
shows that they believe in the longevity of PC gaming across the board. "I think that there's always going to be a very big place for PCs – they are multi-use devices."
Sams stated. "Consoles are brilliant, but at this stage are not multi-use devices, or at least not compared to a PC."