Alienware: “consoles are looking more and more like PCs every day” | PCGamesN

Gigantic trailer reveals MOBA where your ancient is a giant, angry monster

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die will excise GFWL in December, not November

Runescape's subscription cost is rising for all new members

Alienware: “consoles are looking more and more like PCs every day”

We know PCs are great. You know it, too. Being a PC manufacturer, Alienware know it, too, and have a vested interest in shouting about it. Yet, speaking to us at E3, Alienware’s general manager Frank Azor broke down exactly why PC’s leading on consoles, Sony and Microsoft are copying it.

“A lot of the innovations and things that are proven on the PC are making their ways onto consoles,” Alienware’s genereal manager Frank Azor told us, “The consoles are looking more and more like PCs every day.”

“If you look at what Sony and Microsoft are doing, they're taking PCs and putting them into the living room. It's an AMD CPU, it's an AMD graphics card, it's a standard desktop hard drive. It's unbelievable,” continued Azor. “That tells you that the PC is the gaming platform of choice out there, there is nothing out there that's better. You look at what they're trying to do and they're becoming more and more like PCs.

“You're installing games now instead of running them off the disc, because that's the right thing to do; you're downloading games digitally, which we've been doing on PC for years; they're integrating certain TV aspects and stuff, well, ten years ago we started experimenting with media centre. I mean we can tell you how to do that on Alienware with media centre PCs during that whole time. It's a little bit different now because the technology has matured considerably, but a lot of the innovations and things that are proven on the PC are making their ways onto consoles and the consoles are looking more and more like PCs every day.”

As machines, the PC is dominating. It’s no longer better to design machines built specifically to play games because consoles don’t simply play games anymore.

Though, even on games, Azor says the PC is leading: “Look at the most widely played games out there, League of Legends, World of Tanks, I mean these are the most widely played games in terms of hours played in the industry. And up until this week those were exclusive PC titles.”

The consoles are moving into the territory staked out by Valve for their Steam Box machines - machines which Azor claims are essentially Alienware’s own X51. It’s a good time to be a PC player.

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
Topic of the Week: What are you playing now, and what have you left on the back burner?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: What are you playing now, and what have you left on the back burner?

Gigantic trailer reveals MOBA where your ancient is a giant, angry monster

Gigantic trailer reveals MOBA where your ancient is a giant, angry monster

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die will excise GFWL in December, not November

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die will excise GFWL in December, not November

Runescape's subscription cost is rising for all new members

Runescape's subscription cost is rising for all new members

Assassin’s Creed Unity patch fixes more than 300 bugs

Assassin’s Creed Unity patch fixes more than 300 bugs

Humble Bundle boosts Insurgency’s player numbers to more than a million

Humble Bundle boosts Insurgency’s player numbers to more than a million

Armored Warfare’s co-op campaign is something World of Tanks sorely lacks

Armored Warfare

Armored Warfare’s co-op campaign is something World of Tanks sorely lacks

Rek'Sai is League of Legends' newest champion; she's underground, so you've probably never heard of her

Rek'Sai is League of Legends' newest champion; she's underground, so you've probably never heard of her

Solve your own nautical murder in Why Am I Dead At Sea

Solve your own nautical murder in Why Am I Dead At Sea

Distance, the neon-soaked survival racer, is launching on Steam Early Access next month

Distance, the neon-soaked survival racer, is launching on Steam Early Access next month

Good news, everyone: The World of Warcraft Blood Elf makeover is in progress

Good news, everyone: The World of Warcraft Blood Elf makeover is in progress

Batman and his best bud head to Ace Chemicals in new Arkham Knight footage

Batman and his best bud head to Ace Chemicals in new Arkham Knight footage

Fraser and Matt have a little chat about Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

Fraser and Matt have a little chat about Far Cry 4

Activision is placing copyright strikes on Call of Duty Advanced Warfare videos showing cheats and/or glitches

Activision is placing copyright strikes on Call of Duty Advanced Warfare videos showing cheats and/or glitches

The Binding of Isaac developer turns to community for expansion pack ideas

The Binding of Isaac developer turns to community for expansion pack ideas

Nvidia Shield comes with games and Nvidia Grid this Black Friday

Nvidia Shield comes with games and Nvidia Grid this Black Friday

Evolve DLC maps will be free and you can play alongside players who’ve bought new hunters

Evolve DLC maps will be free and you can play alongside players who’ve bought new hunters

Dark Souls II to re-release with ‘Scholar of the First Sin’ edition, bundled with DLC

Dark Souls II to re-release with ‘Scholar of the First Sin’ edition, bundled with DLC

Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum PC review

Tales from the Borderlands

Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum PC review

Far Cry 4’s director given go-ahead by Ubisoft for a personal project

Far Cry 4’s director given go-ahead by Ubisoft for a personal project

Steam Gifts rules have been changed to protect you from swindlers

Steam Gifts rules have been changed to protect you from swindlers

Total War: Attila invades Rome in February

Total War: Attila invades Rome in February

Shroud of the Avatar's pre-alpha launches on Steam Early Access

Shroud of the Avatar's pre-alpha launches on Steam Early Access

A capital ship invaded the Elite: Dangerous premiere

A capital ship invaded the Elite: Dangerous premiere