I think today there are simply not enough exclusive titles for consoles to justify buying one. The pc have almost the same titles as consoles have now and you can just plug your pc to the tv and furthermore costumize the graphics etc. to your liking, so it´s getting almost pointless getting one for a few exclusives that sony or MS pays the developers to develop for their own products make people buy them. Maybe i´ll get one cheap at some point if it has got enough good titles on it that the pc cant offer, i doubt it though. Today theres nothing a console can do that a decent lowbudget pc cannot. I still love my ps2 to death since there are plenty of great exclusives on it. I love old retro platformers and i dont need a console to play them anymore since there are so many great indie platformers coming out for the pc now. They need to come up with something different like nintendo did with stuff like nunchucks and that kinda stuff.
OK, so name 5 masterpieces in your opinion for PC in the last 5 years that are better than some of the Playstation exclusives. I'm dying to know (unicorn)
'whilst spewing hate' - didn't happen. 'The PS4 alone has produced some of the best games we have seen in recent memory. ' - I can't think of a single one. 'you would be bemoaning steam's complete lack of quality control ' - how does that in any way affect the quality of good PC games? You think people are buying £0.69 asset flips instead of Civilization? Good games rise to the top, bad games disappear. I've never bought a bad game as I read reviews first. 'We wouldn't have anywhere near the amount of quality games we have on PC, or in general if it wasn't for consoles' - nope, that makes no sense. If we didn't have consoles then people would be forced to buy PCs, the price of PCs would go down, and there would be no artificial tech limit imposed by console cycles as there is now. We are at least a decade behind where we should be in graphics. Heres the problem - console games are made for kids and casuals. You can't deny that, even 18-rated games are produced knowing half the players will be below that age group. Therefore the games have to be easy, immediate, and casual. Look at the PC games being produced in the late 90's before the 3D consoles crept onto the scene. Groundbreaking. Even today Thief is a better stealth game than any console game since. Compare it to the horrific Thief 4, a consolized parody of a game. The same is true in every category. As budgets have got bigger, games have got simpler and stupider.
If only I could be so grossly incandescent!
Praise the Sun!