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Submitted by DarkFireHawk 1110d ago | article

Bioshock Infinite Lack of Windows XP Support Affects 10% of PC Players

BioShock Infinite PC Requirements was revealed by Irrational Games (the game developer) and it seems that it does not support Windows XP as its supporting operating system. (2K Games, BioShock: Infinite, Irrational Games, PC)

FriedGoat  +   1111d ago
I hope they don't pull this kind of crap for windows 7, Like hell am I upgrading to that godawful windows 8. I like my desktop to be primary, not secondary to metro.
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   1111d ago
In all honesty it's not surprising since windows xp is over a decade old right now... Windows 7 isn't going to be ousted anytime soon. If it is I'm switching to Linux so hopefully the steambox really does something for linux gaming.
DarkFireHawk  +   1110d ago
idk . . . until very recently I was using XP, I still do occasionally. I dont have a very powerful system, and not sure why, but I get less fps drops on XP than I do on 7. I still haven't gave up on XP, I think it is the most stable OS, since it has had 10 years of maturity. Windows 7 has the occasional hiccups - and there is also the incompatibility with most older games. Anyway, I hope for the best.
Letros  +   1110d ago
Lol Linux gaming, still on that train?
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   1110d ago
Lol... linux gaming. That's a last resort if Microsoft starts acting like apple.
T3MPL3TON  +   1110d ago
@Letros and Noselfesteem

The both of you are aware that Steam already works for Linux and that Gabe is making a huge push for Linux... right? You know that the Piston (Valve's console) will run on Linux right?
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   1110d ago

I'm new to actually posting on N4G... one of the things I don't get is that it gives me the option to Reply to my own post but only gives me the option to Report to postings below mine.

But yeah... I'm well aware of Steam for Linux but the game selection is very limited at this moment. When AAA titles start supporting it then it will be a different question.
xPhearR3dx  +   1110d ago
I actually like Windows 8. Probably because I hated Windows 7 mostly. You do know there's ways to boot straight to your desktop rather than the Metro UI right?
FriedGoat  +   1110d ago
I know there are ways to do this, But my main gripe is that they don't give you a choice without installing 3rd party software.
I will not support Microsoft shafting me with the crappy UI, and it seems that nobody else wants it either (judging by how poorly it is doing)
Reverent  +   1110d ago
Same as I was thinking. I have it set that way, and I even have an application that simulates the old Start menu so I never even have to use metro.
rainslacker  +   1110d ago
Windows 7 and 8 aren't terribly different from a kernel perspective. What your griping about is simply a UI function, so windows 7 will be supported as long as windows uses that version overall. All are just upgrades to the Vista version of windows. After they come out with their next big change is when you will see 7 or it's variants phased out.
ziggurcat  +   1110d ago
hahahahaha who in their right minds still uses XP?
TheGamingArt  +   1110d ago
Agreed. I don't blame them for dropping support on it. It is a clearly inferior OS. Not only that... but the restrictions as a programmer can be annoying.
aquamala  +   1110d ago
I can see why though, to upgrade from XP to 7 you will have to reinstall all your programs, quite a hassle.
psp2roundup  +   1110d ago
meanwhile its pretty high requirements ( will affect 40%+ of all PC owners, but no-one cares about them.
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Fishy Fingers  +   1110d ago
They're pretty much the same as any big name AAA game.
deadfrag  +   1110d ago
What high requirements?I think the problem is your PC that most likely is out of date a long time ago.The requirements are actually in order with the common state of PC hardware this days.Not to mention that this is a game that uses UE3 an engine that scales very very good in all kinds of machines.If you have a GPU an OS from 7 to 10 year old ;well that dont make the cut but thats obvious by now!
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gamernova  +   1110d ago
They have to optimize their game for the latest os or else they're not going to be able to give the best experience for their users. Windows 7 and 8 are so similar so I see no issue but vista as well as xp need to jump to 7 as least.
dee-ecks  +   1110d ago
Who in the hell cares, xp was 3 os's ago. time to move on, i mean last summer would anyone have complained if a game excluded win 98 from its compatibility list? doubtful.
KING85  +   1110d ago
People have to realize that Windows xp is quite old and this really comes as no surprise. Windows 7 in 8-10 years will be going through the same cycle as xp. That's just how businesses are, as they are kind of nudging the consumer to purchase their newer product. I have preferred 7 over xp anyways, but to other consumers I guess that's no consolation.
With windows 8 I think people just need to give it a little more time and see what further steps Microsoft takes with it. I have a dual boot and use 7 for gaming and 8 for everyday light browsing and whatnot. Best of both worlds I guess.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1110d ago
Why is this an issue? Anyone who goes by PC gaming will have an up to date system, spec-wise and software-wise. If you don't you've no right to complain, it's not like you don't have other options or you're being cheated out of anything.
Linsolv  +   1110d ago
You guys all know that the reason they don't support Windows XP is probably because they're not going to bother coding DX9 support, right? PC gamers have been sitting around bitching that devs never take them seriously, never use the tools at their disposal, and then when they move on to a technology that's not a decade old, you're up in arms?
papashango  +   1110d ago
The only pc gamers that are still on xp are the f2p pc gamers or source only gamers. Not a knock on them but its time they upgraded their pc and os
Johnny_Cojones  +   1110d ago
If you're still running XP your hardware probably ain't up to snuff, anyway.
DarkFireHawk  +   1109d ago | Well said
You might find it hard to believe but I do have both XP and 7 and I run all my games on XP. I get a higher FPS and the games run much much smoother there. I have a pretty ok system - not top notch but good. That is why I still kept my Xp.
Johnny_Cojones  +   1109d ago
Would you mind sharing your system's specs, please?
e-p-ayeaH  +   1110d ago
this as to be a joke.

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