Submitted by timcolwill 617d ago | news

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

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, with no bonus content or support for PC users. (Dead Space 3, PC)

hiredhelp  +   618d ago
WTF is it that dam hard seriously upsets me when hear this, specially when there studios devs actually wanting to change this then you have other company's not supporting or doing same.
I dont beleave this was down to the devs maybe the pen pusher that signs there wages idk.
Blackdeath_663  +   617d ago
just complete lack of interest. all it takes is a good options menu and mouse and keyboard support. not sure where the problem is. just outright admitting that they will be copy pasting the game from consoles to pc with no shame whatsoever.
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decrypt  +   617d ago
Dont think PC gamers would be interested in this reskinned game anyways.
adorie  +   617d ago
I'm sure my superiorly intelligent brethren will find some way to enhance the game. Will just have to wait and see.
dirthurts  +   617d ago
I'm fine with a straight port, if it's a good port.
A good game is still a good game. I don't care if they gloss it over or not.
PC gamers shouldn't feel so privy to special treatment as they are. Equal is fine enough.
I plan to play this game, and I'm sure I'll enjoy it.
Assuming again, that it's a good port. Solid performance is key to my enjoyment.
My opinion.
camel_toad  +   617d ago
Yeh 1080p alone makes it better.
RuperttheBear  +   617d ago
I'm fine with a decent port as well, but seeing as the last two games weren't exactly the greatest of ports I'm not holding my breath.
hiredhelp  +   617d ago
I hear you dirthurts but still fedup my system my graphics card having to get best out of a game when should be game trying get best out of my system.

Still if its decent port hits 60hz vsync who knows me my mate planning on this for good co-op fun.
dirthurts  +   617d ago
I guess I'm lucky. I didn't have any issues with the last games at all. Thought they looked great, and ran great.
Of course, I don't use vsync. I force triple buffering...
maybe that helps.
DigitalAnalog  +   617d ago
At the very least, it does have a better frame-rate and higher res options. The standard.. just standard. Unlike the dreaded Dark Souls port - that Durante fix clearly pushed a lot more sales for that game on STEAM and it goes to show PC gamers will put money where it is properly deserved.
Despair666  +   618d ago
Not surprised...just gives us pc gamers another reason to rant about
ThatGuy2  +   617d ago
First the transactions,now this,no buy for me.
Seafort  +   617d ago
Already decided to not buy any more PC games from EA but this just cements my decision.

At £40 per digital copy they are just taking the piss now.

And Sim City is even more expensive with always online DRM for a predominately single player game.
Marlec  +   617d ago
I had my eye on the offer of all 3 dead space games with extra`s on Origin for 55 euros but reading this just puts me off bothering.

The first 2 were such straight ports as well that V-Sync synced the fps to 30fps instead of 60, they cant even be bothered to change 1 digit in a line of text in the engine. It truly is just shitting on PC players/customers.
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Erudito87  +   617d ago
i got 120 fps on dead space 1 and 2
KING85  +   617d ago
If the port turns out decent then fair enough. If in fact it's a shoddy port then shame on them. It's sad that some devs believe that some customers are willing to accept shoddy ports nowadays. There's a reason why games like BF3 sell millions. Most likely the game will do well because it's multiplatorm, but I can see some PC users simply bypassing this game or going another route to play. I guess that could be the case for all platforms as the "other route" is not contained just to the PC platform.
LightofDarkness  +   617d ago
It will be. The first two were crappy ports too; 30FPS locked with v-sync(D3DOverrider workaround necessary, DS1 most affected), mouse acceleration/smoothing by default and unchangeable via options, no genuine AA options. Performance is good, but the games are very much console ports. At least there's no pretense this time.
dirthurts  +   617d ago
Yet I still really enjoyed them.
chukamachine  +   617d ago
Well i'll be buying for consoles and downloading free for pc.
jagstar44  +   617d ago
oh FFS the last two dead space ports were horrible i was really hoping this would be decent so i could fully enjoy it, cba with aliasing all over the place
KontryBoy706  +   617d ago
I'll just pass. It's not that hard. Money saved for other games on PC from devs that care about the PC community. It's just that easy
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deadfrag  +   617d ago
And there are a lot coming up with PC in mind so almost like you i will pirate this insted of buying it for my collection!Kepp the money for the songbird edition of Bioshock infinite!
Somebody  +   617d ago
CDP went all out to ensure The Witcher 2 play nicely on the PC and X Box 360. This is a small studio that only made two games and made the last one with a game engine that they built themselves with whatever money they got from the first one (a PC game with no DRM in a pirate infested water no less).

Visceral have been doing the same franchise for years with the same game engine and yet they can't even do what the smaller CDP did?
kostchtchie_  +   617d ago
exactly, and they moan about piracy & second hand sales, when they cant even be bothered make proper versions for that format
LAWSON72  +   617d ago
Its probably origin exclusive too. I have no plans of buying this, the demo was short and far from innovative and very boring.
fossilfern  +   617d ago
I wasnt getting DS3 but im defiantly not getting it now. It looks awful anyawy, just another cover shooter.
MEsoJD  +   617d ago
SprigganN4G  +   617d ago
OK, i´ll buy it for PS3 (disk) then, finish it, AND SELL IT.
kostchtchie_  +   617d ago
no loss, the game is pile dog shit now after EA ruined the series, no other company this gen has made so many decent new IP's and fuck them all up with garbage sequels

feel sorry for PC guys that were looking forward to this
Trenta27  +   617d ago
Way to kill the series, EA...
Plagasx  +   617d ago
Weren't the last 2 Dead Space games on PC shitty ports anyway?

They didn't have any additional graphical settings beyone Vsync.
Rubberlegs  +   617d ago
I own both on the PC and they play fine. They are straight up ports but there isn't anything wrong when them. No there isn't much to tweak around in the graphic options but when comes to games like this you can force setting though your graphic control panel (if you have a Nvidia card use Nvidia Inspector) to improve the AA and a few other settings.
This what you have to do with Dark Souls on the PC and using the resolution fix. It makes a big difference over the settings they offer.

This doesn't bother me at all, I still plan on getting the PC version. Visceral aren't PC devs and this is still running on the same in house engine they use for all their games and not Frostbite or something else that is more up to date for PC's.
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kevnb  +   617d ago
this is what pr says 99% of the time. I believe there is no dx11 support, but im sure it will be a bit better on pc just like the last 2 were. Either way, I never really got into the older games, the gameplay just seems off.
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