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#1 compl3x

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 19:54


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Just when we were getting accustomed to high-profile multiplatform releases stepping up their offerings on PC, word has gotten out that Dead Space 3 will be taking a ... different approach to the platform. Speaking to games.on.net, Visceral Games explained that the PC version will be a straight port of what's available on consoles.


Reportedly, there will be some graphics options, but nothing in the way of DirectX 11 support, high-resolution textures, or any other perks that one might expect from modern PC games. Considering we haven't heard much talk about this specific version, that's not too shocking to hear. Disappointing, though. Here's hoping it at least runs well.


Dead Space 3 on PC to be straight port, no additional features added [games.on.net]


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:04

I'm officially out of my preorder then. This news, together with the update earlier this week about in-game crafting transactions... :/ I'll wait for the price drop.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:04

Well when this is on steam sales for $5 earlier the better, I bought the first two only because they were cheap and I thought I shoulda spent more, but hearing this I'll gladly spend $5 this time to max. :D

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:07

A lazy job from EA? No surprise there.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:11

Dead Space is a franchise that'll be super-cheap on Steam in a couple months after release. i bought DS2 for like $2

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:13

And this is why getting out the new consoles will help the pc side also. When the next gen Xbox games are finally on dx11.1 then straight ports to the pc won't have the same outcome.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:16

I don't see why this is even a slightly bit surprising after the shenanigans they pulled with Dead Space 2.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:17

f*ck you EA. they're just giving us more and more reasons to hate them :angry:

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:47

I swear to god, if this is a DX9 game... :crazy:

Why is it so difficult to make a proper port? How hard is it to make high rez textures and compress them for the consoles?



And this is why getting out the new consoles will help the pc side also. When the next gen Xbox games are finally on dx11.1 then straight ports to the pc won't have the same outcome.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:49

I don't see why this is even a slightly bit surprising after the shenanigans they pulled with Dead Space 2.

DS2 was a mess. enjoyed playing the parts i could. had to stop b/c of constant bugs and inability to save my game.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:55

Well when this is on steam sales for $5 earlier the better, I bought the first two only because they were cheap and I thought I shoulda spent more, but hearing this I'll gladly spend $5 this time to max. :D

Dead Space is a franchise that'll be super-cheap on Steam in a couple months after release. i bought DS2 for like $2

It's an Origin exclusive so it won't be released on Steam. I wasn't too interested in this game before but with this news, I wouldn't buy it if it was on sale for $1.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:57

I wouldn't buy it if it was on sale for $1.

I hear that.. brings "lazy console port" to a whole new level. Doesn't exactly scream "buy me." Shoot "pirate me" is just barely a whisper. DS2 ran ok for me though; only problems I had were chalked up to wonky (at the time) ATI drivers, long since fixed.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 21:01

I actually didn't have any problems playing ds2 on the pc. I don't remember it crashing on me.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 21:02

It's an Origin exclusive so it won't be released on Steam. I wasn't too interested in this game before but with this news, I wouldn't buy it if it was on sale for $1.


Is that just for DS3? I currently own DS 1&2 on Steam.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 21:05

I like the Dead Space franchise, but it's disappointing to note that they're allowing their game to be held back because they're too cheap or lazy to take advantage of PC technology. Seriously, f*** consoles, they become dated quickly and hold technology back.