In another sign that PC gaming is NOT dead, the social media platform and games tracking site Raptr is shuttering its console support in favor of focusing on its PC department:
When Raptr started out, we offered Steam and XBL achievements and PSN trophy tracking, PC/Xbox 360 gameplay tracking, plus unified buddy lists and chat. As Raptr grew, we realized there was a big demand for features that improved the PC gaming experience, such as game optimizations, easy Twitch streaming, and lightweight video capture.
But on the console side, you may have noticed some features stopped updating, as changes to Xbox Live and PSN would repeatedly break our system.
We believe our mission is to make PC gaming fun and effortless, and therefore we’ve decided to focus our resources on PC gaming exclusively. We will retire all remaining console support in the near future. For additional details, see our FAQ.
Your console-related information is still available on Xbox Live and PSN, and for those looking for a unified tracking solution, we recommend Playfire.
We’d like to thank console gamers for using Raptr, and we hope you’ll check out our PC gaming features and stick around!
This announcement comes soon after an earlier event, where Raptr and Intel announced they were partnering to bring Raptr to Intel PC GPUs. Raptr has already had success with its partnership with AMD platforms.
This is certainly good news for the PC gaming crowd as it shows that the platform is competitive enough for Raptr to completely dislodge console gaming support. It is certainly a gesture of goodwill on Raptr’s part to recommend Playfire as an alternative platform for console gamers.
So what are your thoughts? Do you use Raptr? If so, are you happy or disappointed in this announcement? Sound off in the comments below.