Chris Taylor Talks Dungeon Siege III and the PC Platform

In a quick interview with Eurogamer, Dungeon Siege creator Chris Taylor points out the growing success of the PC platform (particularly due to Steam's growth) while also claiming that the PC version of Dungeon Siege III will most likely do as well or even outsell its console brethren.
Gas Powered Games CEO Chris Taylor reckons the phenomenal success of Steam means the PC version of upcoming multiplatform action role-playing game Dungeon Siege III will "compete" against the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions when it comes to sales.

"You've got almost every major player in the world buying a PC gaming company, whether it's Google investing in Zynga, Disney buying Playdom, EA buying Playfish, GameStop, the console videogame store, buying Kongregate, the free-to-play PC gaming company, Bobby Kotick announcing that 70 per cent of Activision Blizzard's revenue comes from the PC 70 per cent!," Taylor told Eurogamer.


Dungeon Siege III, developed by Fallout: New Vegas creator Obsidian Entertainment, is due out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 next year.

The Steam effect means the PC version of the game will sell as well as the console versions, Taylor reckons.

"Two, three years ago I would say the 360, PS3 version, because PC was in disarray," he said.

"Now with Steam a year-and-a-half ago they announced 25 million paying customers as opposed to people who just created accounts. There will probably be 40 million the next time they provide an announcement or 50 million.

"That creates an incredible intensity in the PC business that had been lost. So I would say put down even money that we'll see the PC version competing against the console version when it comes out next year."