Thursday, April 3, 2008

Madden PC Gets the Axe

This from Joystiq this morning.

So, no Madden 09 on the PC. Frankly, I'm kind of surprised it took this long. Based on the following bit from the article, fans of the PC versions of NBA Live and, more significantly, NHL, probably shouldn't get their hopes up for fall releases of those titles, either:
Moore notes that Madden '09 is not the only PC title receiving the axe, and that it represents a larger decision by EA Sports to cut back on their number of PC releases.
The one that concerns me is the Tiger Woods franchise. For me, the PC will always be the better platform for golf games. It always been, and barring an incredible golf game for the Wii, it will continue to be so. A good mouse swing is just plain better than an analog stick. And the PC community that has supported games like Tiger with loads of custom courses is also something that has yet to be matched on a console.

Granted, Tiger Woods pretty much sucked on the PC this year (and has for awhile), but there was always the naive hope that at some point EA Sports would get its act together and take the PC version of the game seriously again. (Yeah, I know. I'm a dreamer.)