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“Next-Gen Consoles Won’t Offer Some of the Things That Make PCs So Appealing” – ARMA 3 Lead

"Project Lead Joris-Jan van‘t Land offers his take on the market for PC games."

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Magnagamer2221198d ago

This is the same argument the last generation of console systems. That's why they're consoles! to keep comparing them to PC's is ridiculous. PC Gamers love to point the finger at Consoles and call them antiquated. The next console should be made with nano-tech that assimilates new technology so we don't have to cycle every 3-5 years.

Maddens Raiders1198d ago

and conversely PC's don't offer PlayStation® exclusives which make it so appealing.

Roccetarius1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Thing is, for every PS exclusive, there are also plenty of PC exclusives. The freedom is much more desirable for devs.

sengoku1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

it's there loss really if they think a 100+ million install base
(over the entire next-gen cycle)
is not worth there time.
then it not worth there time.

papashango1198d ago

no offense but with the entirety of the ps3 install base. The exclusives don't sell well at all compared to Multiplats

hiphopisdead1198d ago

here we go... another pc vs console article

I expect such topics to come from fanboy gamers... it's unfortunate when it comes from a fanboy lead developer.

IcyEyes1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

I can also add this :

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

ps no offense ... its only for joke :D

thechosenone1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

"flexibility, tinkering, modding and customization"

didn't I hear the devs saying something about that it because of the level of access that Arma permits with mods that it allows hackers to exploit the game?

MuhammadJA1197d ago

That's the only arguments consoles gamers have: "exclusives" They don't even sell as much as people making them out to be.

http://i.imgur.com/xBGRn.jp...

SilentNegotiator1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

You know that someone is going to retort with a link to a massive list of PC exclusives that are 90% half-baked indie games, right? Every time someone says "(specific) exclusives" as a reason that some people like consoles, someone always does that.

As if someone liking exclusives on one system negates that others like exclusives on another.

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Aaron Colas1198d ago

I'm fine with consoles not having the same features a PC offers; otherwise they would all be boring copies of each other.

And honestly, it seems the next gen consoles are very well on the way to warrant their very own appeal.

ijust2good1198d ago

Nope, as a console gamer i dont like Arma. Shades of operation flashpoint. Nope, the game has no chance of selling well on the bigger market that is console busines. Console gamer's will not shed tears for this game not coming to console market. It don't even look that good either. I hope i haven't offended PC gamer's. Im just stating my opinion.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Yeah day z could not exist on console. But it could now after pc.

But maybe sony will allow mods? lol Publishers will jump ship maybe. DLC rules all.

@ijust2good
"Nope, as a console gamer i dont like Arma. "

I remember when the lead devs literally said Arma is to hardcore for consoles.

Arma3 would sell like crap on console imo.
Needs kill streaks & perks for u guys.

Also as of now pc has the best browser for controllers made by valve.

Mr_Writer851197d ago

I own a PS3 and I hate kill streaks and perks.

That's like me saying all PC games are shit as they all need mods.

But we both know that isn't true is it?

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Good_Guy_Jamal1198d ago

User mods are what I find most appealing about pc gaming.
If I could afford it, I'd game on PC, alas I'm too thrifty for that.
That plus nothing beats couch co-op gaming and PC is a bit anti social in that regard.

gazgriff2k121198d ago

mods arnt all there cracked up to be for all the good ones (that eventually become games) there's a ton of crap

cyguration1198d ago

Never heard of Big Picture Mode, eh?

You'd be surprised at all the budget priced couch co-op games for PC.

Dungeon Defenders, Borderlands 2, Serious Sam, Trackmania, Shank and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing are just a few games off the top of my head that support couch co-op play.

The more you know...

Magnagamer2221198d ago

User mods is what makes games on consoles suck.

sourav931198d ago

So wait, you're saying, if a game does not have MOD support, it sucks by default?

Wow. Said it like a true gamer. /s

Magnagamer2221197d ago

I'm saying games that allow or permit mods in competitive play is the reason why gaming on console suck. That's one of the main reasons you don't see cross platform competitive gaming too often. Ex. GOW mods ruin the online experience for truskill gamers.

Somebody1197d ago

nothing beats couch co-op gaming...

Have you heard of LAN parties and Counterstrike? On my last night at my previous workplace, we had a 12 (6v6) players match between the new workers and the old. How can the PC be anti social when I get to meet new people?

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Majin-vegeta1198d ago

Oh boy this won't end good.

*Slowly backs out of the room*

http://youtu.be/_AOeSrLCD-U...

Gimmemorebubblez1198d ago

WARNING: Potentially explosive comment section. When console fanboy atomic particles and PC Nazi's atomic particles collide, it causes a massive chain reaction that blows this little article out of proportion .

sway_z1198d ago

"We're all in this thing together...we gonna work it out, we gonna work it out".

Love that song :0)

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