IGN: "Despite a popular fan petition, Namco has stayed with its decision to use Microsoft's online service for the PC version of Dark Souls. "
What "what?" You expect them to listen to a large group of potential buyers for the game they expect will buy it anyway? That they complained to the degree so much suggest how interested in the game. At least in Namco's mind.
.. they'll just download it instead. Just started Dark Souls a few days ago btw. Great game so far.
No steam = no buy.
Uhh, Kisiru, it is on Steam. You can preorder it now.
"Dark Souls for PC Will Use GFWL After All" Nooooooooooooooo! http://nooooooooooooooo.com...
***adds to bookmarks***
No reason to buy this game on PC, no graphical improvement and GFWL, means, no no Steamworks for mods! Except if you don't own console.
FPS improvement though
no fps improvements either they have done nothing to the game(said so in a statement) only thing they added was a few new monsters and bosses that were left out of original game that console version got for free.
The PC version will not go beyond 30fps. Worse than that is the annoying frame rate drops plaguing the console versions will still be there. I gave up on the PC version after reading about this news. http://m.computerandvideoga...
No worries. A simple config file change will unlock the FPS cap I am sure. (at least that is usually the case when this sort of thing happens)
Sorry, I thought people would understand this...I meant, the FPS will be stable throughout the entire game. Thus, it's an improvement Even with this as a **** port, I still recommend it. GOTgen imo.
"Except if you don't own console" That's a pretty big enough reason right there. The PC community asked for the game and they got it. Its awesome, they should try it out, graphical improvements or not. And forget mods, you don't have to mod everything you know? This isn't Skyrim.
dont own a console in this day and age then your missing out you can get both consoles for same price people pay for a mouse. it is an awesome game without a doubt but they have been too lazy with this port when they could have easily spent a bit of time on it and brought out a port that was actually worth the money for pc as otherwise i can see it being just another shitty pc port that has so many problems and main one coming from GFWL half of time it doesnt even start up when you want it to.
@shadowraiden What are the problems though? I don't play on PC so I don't know if GFWL is a big deal. Other than that, what are the problems with this port?
GFWL has the same region blocking as xbox live. It is known to delete peoples save games and is a pain in the ass
They honestly shouldn't have bothered. It's just a bad port at this point. They should have just allocated the resources toward their next game, and have it built with the PC in mind from the beginning, including full Steam support.
I really don't have a problem with GFWL. You don't need Gold to play multiplayer, and it's nice to say hi to my Xbox Live friends that I only see for a week every year when Halo/Gears of War comes out.
well......its better than nothing I guess. least us us console owners will get the dlc
How does MS do it? Batman...this? Developers know PC gamers hate GFWL, yet major releases continue to appear on GFWL. It boggles the mind.
Only money could make a developer poison their game with software as universally hated as GFWL.
Well, my interest in buying this went down the drain when they announced this a while back. Since nothing changed, I will keep on playing on my console instead.
Can't you just be happy the game made it to the PC? Why must people always find something more to complain about once they get their way? You got the port you so complained about wanting, now stop your childish demands and enjoy this fantastic game. The sense of entitlement is astounding. The PC crowd couldn't come off any more ungrateful if they tried.
its not about being grateful its about companies actually bothering with stuff and not just doing lazy ports that are just cash grabs. half of people who buy the game wont even be able to play it because of the problems GFWL has that is why people complain as to call it bad is a compliment to it.
Yeah, shame on people for not wanting slop ports. ENTITLEMENT OVERWHELMING! They shouldn't have bothered if they were gonna half-ass it. Save themselves the time, money, and reputation.
Most of it is trolling.
Ungrateful? The game isn't free, we still have to pay for the bloody thing, so why should PC gamers have to put up with what is shaping up to be one of the worst ports this generation? If you're going to sell a product, regardless if people asked for it, you've still got to put the effort in to make a purchase worth while.
If it is an exact port of the console version, PLUS DLC that console gamers will have to pay extra for, in what way is it the "worst port this generation?" A port is a port. Its not an upgrade... ITS A PORT. An upgrade would require MASSIVE CODING CHANGES & MASSIVE ART REDESIGN. Every texture would have to be 1080-ed. The entire engine that was designed to run at 30 FPS (at best... rofl Blighttown!) would have to be overhauled to run at 60 FPS+... IN ADDITION TO all the animations having to be redone to accomodate that!!!!! So get over it! Now... I've never used GFWL so I'll take all of your word on how crappy it is.
just saw that you can preorder it on steam but it's coming out right around guild wars 2?
Guild wars 2 for me, the ammount of bad press around this port means ill pick it up in the winter sale for £5
Ahh, $10 steam deal it is then.
The PR team for this game should be fired. They have sabotaged this like crazy. On console it's not even 720p or a solid 30 fps. And from previews the framerate cap is optional.
sad :-( Hope it'll be stable.
im going to still buy it on the hope that(pc)dark souls two will be able to use its own matchmaking system instead of relying on gfwl. because i think this is there first pc game correct me if im wrong.
I swear, they really made an effort to make me not want to buy it, GG no re.
I'll wait to see how the online is before I buy this. Already have it on the consoles and one of the reasons I would buy it is better PVP and to support the developer, hope it works out for them.
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