During his November 12 stream, Mixer star Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek explained why Escape from Tarkov would have some major drawbacks if eventually ported to console.
Human aimbot shroud shook the streaming industry to its core in October when he announced that he would be joining Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins over at Mixer, and giving up his wildly successful channel on Twitch.
The former CSGO pro is one of the most popular streamers in the world, as thousands tune into each broadcast to watch him perform with his god-like abilities in first-person shooters such as Escape from Tarkov.
However, during a recent stream, a fan asked for his thoughts on the potential for the PC shooter making its way to console, and he had an interesting take on why gamers would be waiting a long time before that happened.
Shroud says porting Escape from Tarkov to console would be difficult
The streamer was playing Escape from Tarkov when a comment in his chat said, “If Day Z can make it to console, then EFT definitely can!” Responding to this, the streamer said, “I think they can. EFT can make it. But I’m sure it’s not something they plan for a very long time, because the game is very technical.”
Shroud then explained the difficulties a port of the game would have, even if it eventually made its way off of PC. “Imagine going through your UI on console. Jesus!” he exclaimed, before circling back, “I’m sure eventually they can make this on console though. I just don’t know why they would want to.”
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The popular streamer was also asked about his thoughts on the current state of the game on PC, where he admitted that while it sometimes can run like “sh*t,” the developer had still made some huge improvements in the last couple of updates.
“How well optimized is this game?” he read aloud. “It’s gotten better. There [are] times where it’s kind of sh*tty, and there’s just nothing you can do about it. This game has so much going on, you know? But it’s gotten way better. Way better!”
Shroud continues to crush it on Mixer, already building up over 790,000 subscribers on the Microsoft-owned streaming platform in under a month since joining. If nothing else, this proves that regardless of the platform he is on, his fans are willing to watch him wherever to see his skills on display.
Only time will tell if shroud’s predictions of Tarkov finally coming to console will come true, but his opinions certainly hold weight given he’s the king of FPS in the streaming world.