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Consoles hold back PC yet again with The Division

#21Pal 080Posted 6/21/2014 6:46:50 PM
LazyyAmerican posted...
Why even game on PC then or spend.money on hardware if every game is just gonna be churned out at lowest common denominator standards?


Because we still get higher resolutions and better performance, and SOME extra visual flare in most games, as well as more options for control input, various peripherals, cheaper games and plenty of tweaking options with mods and the like...

Do most people seriously game on PC SOLELY because of the graphics...? I really doubt it...
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#22KingDFizzlePosted 6/21/2014 6:47:17 PM
LazyyAmerican posted...
Why even game on PC then or spend.money on hardware if every game is just gonna be churned out at lowest common denominator standards?


Because despite that, it's still a vastly superior experience. It's just frustrating that it could be even better.
#23DoramiPosted 6/21/2014 6:49:32 PM
/shrug

There are 3 kinds of non-indie developers for PC
1. Multi-plat developers that downgrade the PC version to avoid making the console versions look bad (e.g. Ubisoft and EA's studios).

2. PC exclusive developers that don't bother making the high fidelity assets in the first place because they know there aren't enough high-end PCs to justify the budget (e.g. Valve, Blizzard).

3. Graphics engine developers making glorified tech demos (e.g. Crytek).
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#24SinisterSlayPosted 6/21/2014 6:50:19 PM
KingDFizzle posted...
LazyyAmerican posted...
Why even game on PC then or spend.money on hardware if every game is just gonna be churned out at lowest common denominator standards?


Because despite that, it's still a vastly superior experience. It's just frustrating that it could be even better.


I feel sorry for the Devs because they had to put all the effort into making great visuals, then got an executive directive to remove it.
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#25DoramiPosted 6/21/2014 6:59:07 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
I feel sorry for the Devs because they had to put all the effort into making great visuals, then got an executive directive to remove it.

I feel sorry for the executives because they have to deal with devs that waste all their time and resources making visuals that the vast majority of the machines the intended consumer base has can't run.

Valve and Blizzard are fortunate. The people they have realize that most of their consumer base is on things like Intel integrated, AMD APUs, or entry level graphic cards and plan their graphics budget accordingly.
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#26PathlessBulletPosted 6/21/2014 6:59:26 PM
LazyyAmerican posted...
Why even game on PC then or spend.money on hardware if every game is just gonna be churned out at lowest common denominator standards?


1440p
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#27SinisterSlayPosted 6/21/2014 7:02:10 PM
Dorami posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
I feel sorry for the Devs because they had to put all the effort into making great visuals, then got an executive directive to remove it.

I feel sorry for the executives because they have to deal with devs that waste all their time and resources making visuals that the vast majority of the machines the intended consumer base has can't run.

Valve and Blizzard are fortunate. The people they have realize that most of their consumer base is on things like Intel integrated, AMD APUs, or entry level graphic cards and plan their graphics budget accordingly.

They would have started the game 4 years ago.
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#28LazyyAmericanPosted 6/21/2014 7:07:20 PM
Yes higher resolution and framerate....I completely agree that's worth it but these two recent examples take the whole dumbed down argument even further which is depressing.
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#29darkus_fPosted 6/21/2014 7:08:33 PM
Pal 080 posted...

The point is, too many overly entitled people expecting the world to revolve around their high end PC needs and capabilities when it's blatantly a niche market compared to consoles.

Don't know about niche but this.
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#30Majoras_pantsPosted 6/21/2014 7:17:18 PM
LazyyAmerican posted...
Why even game on PC then or spend.money on hardware if every game is just gonna be churned out at lowest common denominator standards?


because PC has better games and an open platform. The graphics settings is a nice little bonus but not the reason to game on PC.

And most games don't just churn out the lowest common denominator. Ubisoft is just dulling down their PC ports so their only slightly better than console versions.
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