July 23, 2010
PC Gamers Apparently to Good for Console Gamers
Over the years there has been a constant on going battle over the past few years with the rise of consoles and fall of PC about the superiority of the Keyboard and Mouse over the controller and which platform is better for gaming in general. There has also been questions as to why PC and Console gamers are not allowed to have it out in one all out epic battle over the Internet to decide the superiority of their platform once and for all.
According to VoodooPC founder and HP CTO Rahul Sood there was at one point in time their was a project in development that would allow gamers from both PC and Xbox alike to talk and battle over the Internet. Once Microsoft began to test it they canned it.
Why? Because console gamers were no match for PC gamers.
“There was a project that got killed at Microsoft. This project was designed to allow console gamers and PC gamers to interact and battle over a connected environment,” Sood wrote on his personal blog. “I’ve heard from reliable sources that during the development they brought together the best console gamers to play mediocre PC gamers at the same game… and guess what happened? They pitted console gamers with their ‘console’ controller, against PC gamers with their keyboard and mouse.”
The results shouldn’t suprise you…
“The console players got destroyed every time,” Sood added. “So much so that it would be embarrassing to the XBOX team in general had Microsoft launched this initiative. Is this why the project was killed Who knows, but I’d love to hear from anyone involved — what happened?”
Sood at Voodoo PC continued to go on about how PC’s were the superior gaming platform. You can read his entire write up here.
While these test don’t surpise me I have to admit it puts a small grin on my face.