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Submitted by john2 700d ago | news

Aliens: Colonial Marines Infamous Demo Was Running In Real-Time On A High-End PC

DSOGaming writes: "By now, everyone knows that Aliens: Colonial Marines is not up to what they had hoped and does not come close to the demo version that was showcased in E3. Sure enough, our SweetFX mod can bring some of its atmosphere back, however the lack of dynamic light sources and shadows is something that has a big impact on the game’s visuals. So why is the final version so different from the demo version? The answer is simple: the demo version of Aliens: Colonial Marines ran on a high-end PC that surpassed the capabilities of both PS3 and X360." (Aliens: Colonial Marines, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

hay  +   700d ago
Well, there is Microsoft's policy to accept only games that are equal on every platform, with some exceptions. Why they didn't bother to work around that and release full stuff on PC?
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   700d ago
Looks at BF3... EA didn't have any problems.
hay  +   700d ago
Isn't that apparent? That's the whole point.
chasegarcia  +   700d ago
They developers told me this in Pax East plus it was extremely easy to tell.
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LessThan2Tflops  +   700d ago
It's a given that demos for multi plat games are all high end pc footage
MooseWI  +   700d ago
Even the Watch Dogs presentation at the PS4 event was on PC, so I was told.
2pacalypsenow  +   700d ago
Yes it was a PC with Ps4 technology
MooseWI  +   700d ago
Could you explain what that means or point me to an article? How does a PC game run with PS4 technology?
LessThan2Tflops  +   700d ago
A low end pc then
Eldyraen  +   700d ago
@JeremyEdson:

It was on a PC but hardware was comparable to PS4 specs. Its what Ubisoft said somewhere anyways.
e-p-ayeaH  +   700d ago
lol that´s a good one its the other way around actually.
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Ippiki Okami  +   700d ago
"Could you explain what that means or point me to an article? How does a PC game run with PS4 technology?"

Good God man! It was a PS4 dev kit inside a PC case! Why u no understand??
Pandamobile  +   700d ago
It was a PC spec'd similarly to the PS4.
isa_scout  +   700d ago
That demo looked awesome, but it didn't look like anything the 360 or ps3 couldn't handle. The demo was far more impressive than the final game, and that's putting it nicely. This makes it seem like some type of revalation that it was shown on a high end pc, but actually most multi-plat titles are. So it's no big deal because obviously it didn't matter; the final game in no way shape or form would look as good as that demo even running on a super computer. This game needed to die before it was ever released. The only way to fix it is to destroy it, and let someone who actually respects the franchise try again. Shame on you Gearbox.
KarmaFOX  +   700d ago
So, why doesn't the PC version look anything like the demo then?
john2  +   700d ago
Now that's the real question
Soldierone  +   700d ago
That doesn't explain everything. A high end PC will make better visuals, but the game has a lot more issues.

-Lack of environments
-Lack of "horror" aspects, the game wasn't scary AT ALL
-Lack of animations all together
-Very linear levels
-HORRIBLE AI
-The aliens are smaller
-Blame consoles all you want. if it was that bad, why are other games not this terrible? And why does it seem a heck of a lot like Duke Nukem?
Rhezin  +   700d ago
I've lost all respect for Gearbox. First Duke Nukem and now Aliens? DONE....
Pandamobile  +   700d ago
Gearbox didn't make Duke Nukem.
swice  +   694d ago
They have Borderlands, and honestly that's enough for the time being. Gearbox wasn't the only team to work on Duke

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