Dead Space 3 on PC to be straight port, no additional features added

Dead Space 3

By on January 22, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Speaking with Visceral Games at a recent Dead Space 3 event, games.on.net learned that the PC version of Dead Space 3 will be a straight port of the console versions.

The PC version is understood to have some graphics options, but no support for DirectX 11, no additional high-resolution textures, and no further graphical enhancements above and beyond those seen on the PS3 or Xbox 360.

At the same event, we got to sit down with Dead Space 3‘s producer and talk about how they keep the game scary, even in co-op. Have a look!

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Lame, I really dont want to get this on 360.

 

The lack of graphical improvements from console ports has never been my main concern. It was always the atrocious control / gameplay related problems.

 

No additional features, except for shitty origin.

Yeah, I’m still hating. Still refuse to install it too.

 

Inb4 consoles s-

aliensf:
Lame, I really dont want to get this on 360.

Well crap.

By the way, you know the game’s on PC/PS3 too?

novocaine:
No additional features, except for shitty origin.

Yeah, I’m still hating. Still refuse to install it too.

Pray tell, why would they add ‘additional features’ for one platform? Why go to that extra work and not include it on all platforms? Why even put it on the most heavily pirated platform? (by a significant margin)
Why is Origin bad? I find it much better than steam outside of pricing, and what are you refusing to install; have you already bought the game?

Game looks pretty good based on what the game grumps played of it, but I’ll have to get the first two first methinks.

 

Wow not even Hi-Rez or DX11?
Thats pretty lazy

 

Why is origin bad? Perhaps because there was no need for it and it was forced down the throats of Battlefield 3 players. Not to mention it offers nothing of value or a reason for people to want it, hence why most people hate it.

 

ajc23288:
Why is origin bad? Perhaps because there was no need for it and it was forced down the throats of Battlefield 3 players. Not to mention it offers nothing of value or a reason for people to want it, hence why most people hate it.

No need for steam either.

How is it forced down your throat? Why haven’t you submitted a court order against EA for coming to your house and forcing a game down your throat? Why would you buy the game if you disagreed with it?

Origin is their way of stats tracking and to curb piracy, and last time I checked EA games are usually pretty good in their DRM before they’re cracked. Battlelog was stupid I’ll agree, but Origin’s at least had free games for sale.

I agree, steam also offers nothing of value or a reason for people to want it ^_^

 

rapid101,

Here’s the thing, PC gamers who have been playing for quite a while remember a time when we were treated better. A lot of things that some companies crow on about now as being special features for a PC port were just there, they didn’t need to be advertised. Now we get situations like this, where they get a game designed for hardware that was released seven years ago, when the PC can handle much more.

I guess you could argue that EA are caught between a rock and a hard place. They could not release the game on PC and have PC gamers jumping up and down complaining, releasing petitions, etc. They could release for PC in 6 month’s time and do a top quality port and then PC gamers would complain about the delay. Either that or they could knock out a cheap ‘n’ nasty port in record time, like what it sounds like they are doing, and PC gamers would complain about that too.

That said, out of the three options that middle option does sound like the better option, shame they didn’t take that path. Nonetheless it doesn’t bother me anyhow, as to date I still haven’t found a good reason to install Origin yet, so I’m not interested in buying it at any rate.

 

So Rapid,

If Steam is useless you must have about… zero games then. Since according to you one shouldn’t buy a game they don’t agree with, and most games use Steam these days.

Also, good work reading things way to literally *golfclap*

 
Ninja Catfish

A lot of things that some companies crow on about now as being special features for a PC port were just there, they didn’t need to be advertised.

I remember a time when PC ports were generally a poor approximation of the console game. Back when a PC game was a PC game, and a console game was a console game.
Nowadays there’s very little difference in the choice of games save a few rare exclusives.

 

Steam kind of force people use it because sometimes when you buy a retail game it doesn’t say it require steam in the front…Offline mode can expire… Forces updates (even if you tell it not to)… If you don’t update you can’t play the game….Pop up every login if in offline mode…. Am I the Only person that dislike steam. And also Steam on occasion cashes at login. The only good aspect are those sales and big picture mode.

 

vcatkiller:
rapid101,

Either that or they could knock out a cheap ‘n’ nasty port in record time,

You had me up until that point. Why are we assuming it will be cheap and nasty just because it’s a port?

 

nanorazor: Offline mode can expire…

I dunno man. My grandfather has been running in offline mode for at least a good 6 months. The only time we ever log it in is to install a new game. Surely you can handle logging in once every few months if it does happen to expire for some reason?

Tell me, how does steam know the game is out of date and needs an update without being online to receive notification that one even exists? o.O

Sounds more like steam was ran in online mode with ‘do not update this game’ then was switched to offline mode.

 

just another game to avoid, console ports ftw ! not.. fu ea … im not even going to torrent it. they can keep there poxbox and pile of shit 3 coded pile of shit

 

novocaine:
No additional features, except for shitty origin.

Yeah, I’m still hating. Still refuse to install it too.

solidarity brother, I will never surrender :P

 

Why is everyone so scared of Steam/Origin again? did I miss something?

 

rapid101:

Pray tell, why would they add ‘additional features’ for one platform? Why go to that extra work and not include it on all platforms? Why even put it on the most heavily pirated platform? (by a significant margin)
Why is Origin bad? I find it much better than steam outside of pricing, and what are you refusing to install; have you already bought the game?

Game looks pretty good based on what the game grumps played of it, but I’ll have to get the first two first methinks.

The question is why wouldn’t they add extra features, like proper DX11 support for example?

I’m not going into the myriad of reasons why Origin sucks, it’s been beaten to death. If you care enough you can probably find a post on this board where I’ve been through that already. And if you want to use it well then good for you, but I still won’t install it on principle alone.

And yes the first 2 DS games were very good. So is the Android spin off if you have a tablet to play it on.

 

lol @ the haters…
If you’re a fan of the game/series just play the blood thing and enjoy it. A 3rd party software wont enhance/ruin your gaming experience. Stop been a bunch of twats.
I know me and a mate and going to rock the tits off of this game! GET PUMPED WOO!

*edit
someone will prob make a dll that will hook into dx effects like they have with most other games these days… would be cool anyway :)

 

ninjacatfish: I remember a time when PC ports were generally a poor approximation of the console game. Back when a PC game was a PC game, and a console game was a console game.
Nowadays there’s very little difference in the choice of games save a few rare exclusives.

Plenty of great PC games, that can’t/wont run on the Console market – such as MMO’s or RTS games – that show a level of quality and capability that console’s wouldn’t even dream of playing..

I dont have a problem with Origin or Steam, they are good delivery platforms, and a good gaming PC doesn’t care any resources taken up by the resident services.

But dont kid yourselves, console games (and their ports) and simply catering to the lowest common denominator – (while charging a premium price), and I agree announcements like this are just a step backwards for a lazy / pressured gaming industry – struggling with 7 year old hardware.

Get ready for forced key mappings and vsync lag..

 

yeah console port for 79.99? no thanks mate, not this time. guess ill buy a cdkey cheap after i finish Dead Space 1 and 2, which will be in a while.

 
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