Developers and publishers see consoles as an easier option because they are closed platforms with identical hardware and piracy is supposedly less prevalent. I can understand that, they want to make money but they think we are just going to pirate the games and they'll end up making a loss. Fair enough I think. People come onto gaming forums saying they are going to pirate this or that, either because of the DRM or just because they think it is acceptable to essentially contribute to the downfall of PC gaming, yet as a community, we don't turn around and say "No, that's not cool, go away". If we want the cutting edge titles to keep coming, shouldn't we marginalise and ostracise those who insist on pirating games instead of handing over £25 - the price of a takeaway and a couple of beers - for a few hours entertainment? Piracy isn't a victimless crime - it's just that the victims are other legitimate gamers who see a flurry of poorly optimised console ports instead of groundbreaking, graphically impressive and original titles - not the developers who will just take their business elsewhere. PC gaming itself won't die out, but the charts will be full of Sims 3 addons and subscription MMO's as well as dated console ports.