Nexus Trimean, on 03 April 2012 - 03:28 PM, said:
Nice Hyperbole, I was not attempting to use WoW as an example of Graphics capability, Only as a demonstration of Market share, Graphics Cards become outdated almost as fast as new ones are developed and all platforms continue to improve there baseline hardware, Treating any of the markets as static is wrong, the mac's graphics cards will improve right along with there windows counterparts so in a few months when the hardware is refreshed there will be better options.
There is an advantage to making a Mac Client, you have a wider audience, which means a greater revenue pool to draw from, granted there are risks involved in that, as committing assets to develop for both platforms is expensive.
No far as i have seen PGI wont develop for the Mac, but i really wish they would.
If you don't want WoW to be your example, then don't bring it up; as an example, it sucks.
Also, if you really
think that suddenly, after years Macs sucking at gaming, that in a "few months" that's spontaneously going to change, your can hold your
breath, but the rest of us know better.
You haven't offered a single compelling argument for PGI to make an OSX client. It doesn't open a broad audience, because most Macs can't play games
, and there is no evidence, whatsoever, that that's going to change anytime soon. In fact, the notebook hardware is slated to get worse in this regard, not better, because Apple gave up using Kepler in order to use Intel integrated graphics.
There's also no reason for them to spend that money when the tiny minority of Mac gamers can just buy a copy of Windows. So you have a tiny minority of gamers who could even run Cryengine 3 who can spend a tiny addition to the premium they've already paid for Mac hardware in order to play MWO without
PGI going through the hugely
massive effort of remaking the engine to create an OpenGL version of the game.
That's fine that you "wish" PGI would develop a Mac client, as fine as it would be for me to wish that Hershey would release a pea soup flavored candy bar, but neither has a compelling argument in favor of such a thing happening.
We're just getting firmly into the territory of completely silly here
PGI knows what they're doing, and they have a good reason for not caring to release an OSX client.
Edited by Catamount, 03 April 2012 - 03:42 PM.