Pachter: Publishers have abandoned PC platform due to Piracy

In a recent episode of Pach Attack on Gametrailers, Michael Pachter had some harsh words to say about PC gaming.

One fan asked him why Red Dead Redemption wasn’t released on PC. He said that publishers have abandoned PC gaming for console-games because of piracy and that’s one reason why the game hasn’t come on the platform.

“Publishers have abandoned PC as a platform for most console-games because of piracy,” he said.

I personally feel this is a very harsh thing to say, because the platform is far from dead and the market demographics have just changed. There’s money to be made to be platform if handled properly.

We mostly see most third party games hitting the PC platform nowadays, and even Max Payne 3 was a great port on PC. It’s mostly some Japanese games like Dragon’s Dogma that haven’t been released on the system, but that could change.

You can watch the entire episode here. Do you think he’s right in a way? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Fagchter

    Pachter is full of shit. Piracy is everywhere, even on consoles most 360 games are up for pirating usually a week before it’s release whereas most PC games hits the web the same day it’s released or a couple of days after.

    And the whole thing has to do with convinience rather than lack of funds. If I wasn’t working at a retailer and get a discount that way, I’d just buy everything from steam.

  • cmoyano

    lol thats why pc has th emost exclusives again this year right pach attack? thats why witcher 2 has sold 2 million copies, diablo 3 12 illion, skyrim 3 million, oh ya, they abandoned pc alright. why does this guy still have a job?

    • barry

      Abandoning is a serious overstatement (lie) indeed, but it is true that most don’t make the PC their priority for big budget AAA games.

    • Jandkas

      Right…. Exclusives? Either you’re inane, inept, or both because skyrim was sold on ps3 and xbox too. Also it doesn’t have the most exclusives, just look at the ps3 360 exclusive games like Chainsaw lolipop, 3D Dot Game Heroes. In fact most pc games are ported to the pc, with like delays and late releases, just look at Prototype 2, and how the developers didn’t care for the pc port.

  • dreamhunk

    this guy stupid and knows nothing about gaming or pc gaming!

  • bonezai

    Its all Microsoft’s fault and negligence.

    • barry

      Must be great living in a retarded community.

  • Giovanni Andrew Roverso

    pachter pachter pachter… looks like he forgot to include a few variables in his calculations >D

  • Universe

    Why do you think games like MGS:Revengeance, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Ys Chronicles, Dragon Quest X, Agarest, Dark Souls, etc. are coming to PC?

    PC is so strong now that’s finally getting support from japaneses publishers like Capcom, Konami, Square-Enix, Namco-Bandai, X-Seed.

    You clearly don’t know jack shit about the PC gaming market, Mr. Pachter.