The designer behind MMO EVE Online, Kristoffer Touborg, wants console makers to offer all of their games digitally. Touborg believes that gamers should not be required to leave their homes to purchase a new game because it may be sold out on its release date.
Touborg’s company, CCP Games, will be releasing the MMO Dust 514 as a downloadable title for the PlayStation 3.
Nintendo already confirmed that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS retail games will be offered as digital downloads. If it is successful, perhaps we’ll see Dust 514 on the Wii U’s digital store.
“The fact that consoles are retail based is super restrictive. It’s terrible.
I really hope that our game, Dust 514, is successful so that other console developers will be attracted to digital distribution as well – because that’s what keeps me playing PC.
If I have the choice of walking down to the store and buying a full price disc like I did in the 90s, or just opening my Steam account… I’m going to open my Steam account.
The second that changes is when I’ll start playing console games again, and hopefully Dust 514 will help bring that change.”