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Submitted by anipop81 600d ago | opinion piece

Benefits of releasing Dark Souls 2 on PS4 and Xbox 720

Bubblews: "From Software recently commented that they have once considered a potential release of Dark Souls 2 for the PS4 and Xbox 720 before ultimately deciding against it. By not releasing the video game for the next-generation platforms, the developer is missing out on some benefits." (Dark Souls 2, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

fsfsxii  +   600d ago
Better FPS, thats the only thing i can see thats good, enlighten me. Al though, i don't think they would bother, for a nex gen console that would launch with at least 1 million install base. Current gen consoles have a massive install base with over 150 million gamers around the globe
Blacktric  +   600d ago
"A lot of the console fan base would prefer to play at 60 frames per second rather than the projected 30 frames on the PS3 and Xbox 360."

So what the article basically suggests is for From Software to port Dark Souls II to next gen consoles because of the potentially reaching 60 FPS? Good one. How about you think for one second about the budget of From Software and how releasing a game like Dark Souls II on next gen hardware could possibly affect that budget?

If you want 60 FPS, get the PC version. Stop demanding unnecessary crap from a developer like From that barely has the budget to make the game for three platforms let alone five.

Edit:

"Ps4 will get the same base too one day so thinking that way isn't really benefit gamers."

Prices;

PS3 - 60 bucks
PS4 - 60 bucks

Install base;

PS3 - 50+ million
PS4 - probably less than 4 million if the game gets released in late 2013

Take the price drops that happen naturally over time (prices usually dip by 25%-40% in the first six months) and you'd understand why releasing it for next gen systems isn't a good idea. If you want to play with better graphics and with 60 FPS, get the PC version and play it with your PS3 controller.
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Software_Lover  +   600d ago
I agree. If the only benefit is FPS, then just get the PC version. A port is a port is a port. If it isn't built for the next gen consoles, or great pc's for that matter, just keep it as it is.
JP1369  +   600d ago
If they have the budget for a PC version, then they have the budget to port to PS4 and the new Xbox. The former has already announced a change to x86 and the latter is rumored to used the same, so the job shouldn't be that complex or expensive. I see no reason for them to not release a next-gen port come this time next year.
pc mods will make this game look even better!
Salooh  +   600d ago
I respectfully disagree ( Don't want to get bite from you guys xD. Just want to say my opinion )
They can improve every single thing. Even if it's just a port from ps3 they still can make it better by improving the FPS and resolution which is completely better then playing on current generation consoles. To hell with the install base. I'm one of them but i will buy the ps4 day one because i want to play great games and i don't want these games limited to hardware which is completely obvious for current generation games. Sales don't give us anything. Ones ps4 released ps3 will be in the past for me just like the ps2.

Ps4 will get the same base too one day so thinking that way isn't really benefit gamers.

@Persistantthug
I'm not rich lol. I bought the ps3 in 2007 , so i had plenty of time to get the money for the ps4. If you did the same you would get it too.

Ps3 didn't get ports from ps2. It's a great idea to get money from current generation games but it's really stupid idea for next generation consoles because they are telling us we will get the same level of gaming but with better FPS and stuff like that instead of big leap. But since i can't do anything i want to play mgs v / gt6 / beyond..etc on ps4 to get better experience. They already doing it so why not apply it to the games we love instead of games like assassin creed..
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Persistantthug  +   600d ago
@14Feb-R.....Truthfully, if you are looking for games to take full advantage of PS4's hardware,
I suggest you wait at least 1 year before purchasing.

You said "To hell with the install base", but that's exactly what's driving game publishers.

After about a year or so, when the install base of the next gen consoles gets to 10 million, then you'll see games start to look "next gen".

Do what you want, but I'm just giving you advice. But hey, if you're rich, then feel free to disregard. (Pick me up 1 too while your at it :) )
JsonHenry  +   600d ago
Would I want DS2 to be released with better visuals, shorter load times, better physics? YES! Will it keep me from buying the game because it is released on current gen hardware? NOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But then again, I will be getting this for the PC anyway so what do I care what console it is released on?
Tei777  +   600d ago
PC build Grafix. Simple.
DeadlyFire  +   599d ago
From Software is a small company that isn't known for much. Keeping it on PS3/X360 is a smart move business wise, but risks are worth taking in the business world sometimes.

They wouldn't really push out much benefits to PS4/X720 versions. Maybe higher fps, but other than that I don't think much would have changed since the games base platform was already decided awhile ago.
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Neko_Mega  +   600d ago
I really hope they do, I don't see why they can't.
_LarZen_  +   600d ago
In other words I am going to buy the PC version.
SirBradders  +   600d ago
I just hope ive built mine in time.
Linsolv  +   599d ago
No time like the present... ! :p
SirBradders  +   599d ago
Judging by the disagrees 2 people must not want me to finish my build lol what a sick world we live in.
PurpHerbison  +   599d ago
I am going to get it day one on PS3 due to friends but I will eventually pick it up on PC cause it will definitely go on sale a few times for like 20 bucks.
VersaVulture89  +   600d ago
One benefit i would see with a PS4 version is the fact that I could live-stream the game. My friends and I play a lot of Dark Souls and sometimes we're trying to describe certain areas, but the details are tough. With the PS4, I could livestream with my friends all the locations and situations that we would normally talk about.
Ragthorn  +   600d ago
I'd still say they should just release this next-gen. I love the Souls series, but they should give it an even better start if it becomes a PS4 Launch title!
ShadowL9  +   600d ago
I'm in the group that doesn't have a ton of spending money to afford to gaming, so I'm spending most of this year saving for the PS4 and a few games when it comes out. I love Dark Souls and Demon's Souls, so I would like Dark Souls 2 as well...but I simply don't have the budget for any more $60 PS3 games. I'll still get it. Eventually...
joab777  +   600d ago
I personally would love it next gen with the many interactive and social additions. But I will play it anywhere.
Jek_Porkins  +   600d ago
I would love a new Dark Souls game on the next Xbox, but if it is just something that was ported over with 30 more fps, then I'd probably skip it on the next Xbox anyway. Usually for game launches I'll buy games that were meant for next generation, otherwise there isn't really a point.
SweatyFlorida  +   600d ago
As much as I would love to see it on Ps4 since I plan to get one, I don't see any benefit for the DEVS profit wise.

Sure the game could run better, but the people who would have bought it on a next gen system more than likely would have bought it on current gen anyway, so they make no profit in sales meanwhile "wasting" resources/money/time to put it on next gen. Just wait for Demon's Souls 2 for next gen quality guys ;)
kingduqc  +   600d ago
I could not care less about dark souls 2 on next gen. I'm buying the better version aka the pc one. You get to chose what controller you want and get a better resolution/fps. + better online services like voice chat. Probably cheaper too.
Trago1337  +   600d ago
It wouldn't make sense to release them on those systems, especially since the install bases of the two will be so small that they likely wouldn't make the money back from the ports.

Both the PS3 and 360 have 70+ million systems out there, plus Steam alone has about 40+ million users last time I checked.

Would any of you run the risk of losing money on ports for consoles that players of those new consoles most likely wont buy, because a player getting a new console likely wouldn't get a multiplat, but exclusives.
YoungPlex  +   600d ago
The only way Dark Souls II would benefit from a PS4/720 release would be if it was designed from the ground up on those systems, taking advantage of the extra power, and being optimized the way it should be. Those who doubt, or just plain disagree, have obviously never played the Prepare to DIE Edition, which was a straight port on the PC. True, there are mods that DO make the game much better but those are made by the community not the developer.

I would much rather them focus on Dark Souls III and build a new or updated engine, along with using the highly updated, physics based middle ware engine, created by Havok! That will be something truly amazing when it comes a couple of years after its release...
Inception  +   600d ago
The only thing i care is FromSoft MUST fixed those massive frame drops and bugs/glitch. Sometimes i got silly died in New Londo because my char suddenly got 'slipped' into the water when there's no enemies around me. And those frame drops are EVERYWHERE, ugh. Demon's Souls also have frame drops but not as bad as Dark Souls. Hopefully DS2 can be better than DS1 in terms of graphic & gameplay.
DemonSlayer420  +   599d ago
I would drool over a Dark Souls 2 announcement for PS4, Demon's Souls 2 even more so though....
PurpHerbison  +   599d ago
A Dark Souls 2 announcement for PS4 might be enough for me to get a PS4 around launch. Demon's Souls 2 as a PS4 exclusive and I get a PS4 day one or whenever DeS2 was to come out. That would be too sweet.
TechnicianTed  +   599d ago
I doubt you will ever get a Demon's Souls 2, Dark Souls is the spiritual successor to Demon's Souls and as close as you're ever likely get to a sequel. The series has gone multiplat, and I don't think they will give up on all the extra cash that brings.
PurpHerbison  +   599d ago
But that is only obvious, and it sucks. I had some immersion problems with Dark Souls, but not so much with Demon's Souls.
Run_bare  +   599d ago
I wasn't planning to buy PS4 on day 1, maybe wait 6 months. But if Dark Soul 2 on PS4, I will definitely buy it Day 1.
I don't even see why they bothered making a sequel for the this garbage. I would've rather had a Demon's Souls 2 instead of a sequel for the mediocre cash-in they put out.
stefan771  +   599d ago
It will probably get an online release on next gen consoles
Pro_TactX  +   599d ago
If they release it on the PS4 I will buy it. If not I will Gamefly it, if I am still playing PS3 games at all after the PS4 releases.
devilhunterx  +   599d ago
Bart!!!!

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GodsPerfectK7ng  +   599d ago
I can see from software porting it from pc to Xbox 720/PS4!!

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