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Levine: "PC will always be the place that drives innovation"

BioShock creator convinced the PC creates the best new developers

BioShock boss Ken Levine has claimed that the PC remains at the forefront of games development.

In a Kotaku editorial, the Irrational Games head claimed that "The PC is the place where great game developers are born, even-and maybe especially-where great console game developers are born.

"Halo, Mass Effect, Call of Duty...PC developers first. And it's on the PC where the leading-edge ideas form... The PC will always be the place that drives innovation."

He pointed to the lack of an approval body and the gamut of development entry points as key to the platform's ongoing importance. "Magic can happen when there are no middle men, no marketers, and no naysayers."

While undecided if social games and free to play would prove to be the platform's destiny, Levine was confident that "If you want to know the future of gaming, buy a PC."

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