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Americans don't want discs? Resident Evil 6 PC disc free in North America

No disc version of PC Resident Evil 6 in North America says Capcom as release date and spec requirements are revealed.

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Snookies121289d ago (Edited 1289d ago )

Hahaha, I wouldn't have bought it anyway, but without a disc REALLY gives me a reason not to. Sorry, I like having a physical copy if it can be helped. They're just trying to skimp on costs of manufacturing to make more money. Oh Capcom... How pitiful.

bunt-custardly1289d ago

Can you blame them? I think the sales have been good but possibly less than they expected.

Snookies121289d ago (Edited 1289d ago )

If they wanted good sales, they should have just made a "Resident Evil" game. Not this... I don't even know what to call it. It's definitely NOT Resident Evil though. It could be a good game, but they alienated a big portion of their fans with a cover system, regenerating health, enemies that use guns, lack of horror, etc.

PurpHerbison1289d ago

We should get used to digital copies now. I predict it isn't very long until the digital movement. Even if it will be forced upon us.

Eldyraen1289d ago

@ PurpHetbison

Digital movement has been around for years--some simply adopted earlier than others. It pretty much began with iPods and other digital music devices but its now mainstream for nearly every medium it can be used with at this point.

Movies, games, tv, books and magazines, and of course music are all easily accessible over the Internet nowadays. I still prefer physical copies though in some cases (books especially--ereaders are great but not quite the same) but Iove accessibility of digital as I don't have to keep track of everything and its just "tidier". Basically digital is convenience all around--but some drm does make it annoying (usually still required with physical so not a digital issue exactly).

It will still be a while though till everything goes fully digital and probably not in my lifetime simply because there will be large markets that simply refuse to make the move. In the end though they'll end up the minority given enough time as technology continues to progress.

DeadlyFire1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

They are just stating that they expect the PC version to sell less. So they won't be bringing out a disc for the game. It cuts their costs of publishing the game. So they can see more dollars in the bank. I personally wanna see a disc.

Digital is around and it will stay, but so is Physical and that is here to stay as well. Both flavors will be offered for a very long time.

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dedicatedtogamers1289d ago

To be honest, it really makes no difference because Capcom's DRM for PC versions of their games is so restrictive, it wouldn't matter if you installed it with or without the disc. You're still gonna have to jump through a billion hoops just to get the game started.

The only time I pursue a disc copy of a PC game is if it is DRM-free (which pretty much never happens these days). My Steam and GOG.com accounts are a-okay.

richierich1289d ago

No they just dont want RE6

Megaton1289d ago

Who still buys PC games on disc? I haven't since Diablo 2.

xX-StolenSoul-Xx1289d ago

Yeah seriously i just download everything off steam.

iamgoatman1289d ago

Slow Internet connections and bandwidth caps? It's not hard to see why people still buy physical copies of PC games.

aquamala1289d ago

most PC sales are now digital anyway, why would I want to have to put in a disc to play a game?

chasegarcia1289d ago (Edited 1289d ago )

I don't even have a disc drive in my gaming pc.

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