LucasArts is "not shutting the door on PC", despite the lack of a PC version of upcoming Star Wars game The Force Unleashed.
Speaking in an interview with VideoGamer.com last week, Cameron Suey, producer of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of The Force Unleashed, said that LucasArts wasn't doing a PC version of one of the most anticipated Star Wars games in years because of the vast differences in power of PCs in people's homes.
He said: "The PC being the gaming platform that it is, someone with a $4,000 high-end system would definitely be able to play the Euphoria, the DMM and really technical elements of the game. But someone with a low-end PC would have a watered down experience, they would have to turn all the settings down and it wouldn't be the same game.
"On the other hand if we made that game for as many people as possible, because we are trying to make mass market games, something that everybody can enjoy, well then it's not taking advantage of what those $4,000 systems can do. So one way or the other depending on how you build that lead PC SKU, it's not going to be for the same amount of people, it's going to be not as good or only for a select few people. No matter where you pick that bar somebody's out of luck."
Many PC owners have expressed their disappointment with LucasArts' decision, especially given its rich heritage on the platform. Some of what is generally agreed to be LucasArts' best work was released exclusively on the PC, including the early 90's classic point and click adventures and various previous Star Wars games.
However, Suey moved to reassure its PC-owning fans that it wasn't abandoning them.
"That said we're definitely not out of the PC market," he told VideoGamer.com. "It's just with our choice for this game, with the known quantity for the consoles, and every console is the same with the same processing power, it made sense for us to develop for those consoles."
Asked if he had any message to PC owners, Suey replied: "The message is that we're not shutting the door on PC at all. Just for this project it happens to be that we don't have a PC SKU. I really hope that everyone can experience this game on a platform eventually."
You can check out the full interview with Cameron Suey right here. When you're done with that, head over to our Star Wars: The Force Unleashed game page where you'll find all our coverage of the upcoming game.
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