[quote="champagne and gunsmoke":p9pztt0m]From what I understand, DUST is going to be console only largely for the purpose of making it easier to program to its fullest potential.
PC games often times have to be dumbed down to lowest common denominator in order to appeal to enough people, because computers vary so much in the area of hardware. Even EVE, awesome as it is graphically and mechanically suffers from that. Consoles don't have that problem because they all have the same hardware within a brand, and actually the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii all use IBM chip sets. The only reason it isn't available on the Wii is because the Wii has a totally different control interface from the other two consoles. Also, it's graphics capabilities aren't as great. If you've ever tried playing Call of Duty on the Wii after the 360, you know there's just no comparison.
The fact of the matter is, CCP probably felt, simply put, that it just was not worth the effort it would take to make DUST a PC game. Another, secondary reason would probably be that CCP is trying to diversify, which is generally a smart move in business. This way they are
A) Putting some of their eggs into a redundant basket
B) Exposing console FPS players to MMORPG's, thus possibly stimulating interest in EVE that didn't exist before
C) Exposing EVE players to console FPS's potentially stimulating more and more interest in DUST as the two games become more closely integrated over time.
D) Showing their full range of abilities to the rest of the industry, opening them up for partnerships and subcontract work from other companies who may not have wanted to offer them business before, like Activision, Epic Productions, and Bungie. (Not Blizzard, I imagine those two don't get along well, naturally).
From a business perspective, this is a very smart move for CCP.
Business student here, btw.[/quote]
Seriously, hit the nail right on the head. If I could I would lock the thread here and put a link in the first post to this one. Plus you don't argue with business - they're serious. Seriously.