When I bought the XBox 360, part of the justification (every big purchase needs justification, of course) was that I would not upgrade the video on my new desktop PC, so really $500 on a console is close to a wash (maybe I even came out ahead, depending on what video card I would have purchased).
So far that’s been a good decision, because the games that came out in 2006 that I wanted to play were mostly on the XBox 360. Oblivion, Gears of War, Dead Rising, and a few others.
But what does 2007 hold? Joystiq has an article about 2007′s strong PC gaming lineup, with a few interesting games on it.
Most of these will not be showing up on the XBox 360. The most interesting to me, Spore, will, so it’s not a total loss.
Its not really a question of whether I’ll have access to every game, but to enough games that I want to play.
The big one, of course, is Halo 3, coming in March. Resident Evil 5, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, Marvel Universe Online, Fable 2, Blue Dragon, and Mass Effect give me a few games to look forward to, and that’s not an exhaustive list.
I guess we’ll see if 2007 brings any “gotta have it” PC games that force me to plunk down for a DX10 video card. The one that’s come closest so far is Flight Simulator X, which looks great in DX9 mode – they haven’t released the DX10 patch yet, but when they do, well, we’ll see.