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Submitted by ppazuzu 151d ago | news

Dark Souls 2 images with fancier graphics removed from Steam

Namco Bandai has removed all images relating to the older, graphically superior builds of Dark Souls 2 from the Steam store page. This would appear to confirm that the PC version will look the same as the console releases. (Dark Souls 2, PC)

Xof  +   151d ago
Let the shitstorm and rage commence.

Well, not that it ever stopped.
Bob Dole  +   151d ago
"We will, of course, still be getting higher resolutions; and the larger installation size for the PC version suggests higher quality textures too. 60fps has also been confirmed in a pre-release press statement."

As long as the game is 1080/60fps who cares?
Xof  +   150d ago
So many PC gamers are graphics whores.
yeahokchief  +   150d ago
Where did that term "graphic whore" originate?
KING85  +   151d ago
I'm sure modded can take care of this. Shouldn't have to, but it is what it is I guess.
Anthotis  +   151d ago
That sucks.
chrisgay  +   151d ago
"Dark Souls 2 on PC will have parity with the console releases. We will, of course, still be getting higher resolutions; and the larger installation size for the PC version suggests higher quality textures too. 60fps has also been confirmed in a pre-release press statement."

That ain't parity...
Hugodastrevas  +   151d ago
Screw the "pc master race", the games that sell the best on steam are early access and the only reason they got a pc release of dark souls was because a petition the fans signed... And what they did after they get it? They bitched to high heaven like entitled litle shits. Screw the "pc master race guys"!
Kivespussi  +   151d ago
Don't be that guy...
Allsystemgamer  +   151d ago
You clearly know absolutely nothing about the dark souls situation on PC.

The game when it released ran like crap, worse than consoles in some cases, was fps locked up to 30, resolution locked at 720p AND used GFWL. Even the MENU lagged and stuttered.

No game has ever had that bad of a match up.

Not to mention ONE GUY fixed all of that in less than 30 minutes.

They didn't bitch and moan. They quietly asked for it to be released on PC with a completely legitimate petition. Then it was confirmed to release and it came out broken.

It ot was broken on consoles you'd be bitching and moaning too so just be quiet and don't talk about things that are above your comprehension level.
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Hugodastrevas  +   150d ago
You clearly know a lot about the developers of Dark Souls...Not!
Look at this list and tell me the experience they have in developing games for pc : http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Demon's Souls sold great without the pc crowd and Dark Souls sold better in consoles as well and i tell you what Dark Souls 2 will sell better on consoles!
I will say it again, From Software took a risk releasing on a platform they didn't understand because people asked for it on a petition and they only got flak for it, the Souls community was fine before pc elitists barged in ruining the game with "hacks" and "visual downgrades", don't like it? Don't buy it!
Allsystemgamer  +   150d ago
@hugo

Clearly you've never heard of asking for help. The port team could have literally consulted a more experienced team. Stop defending something that has no excuse.

If I'm tasked with a job and I don't know how to do it I consult people who do. Plain and simple.
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Somebody  +   150d ago
It's a risk From Software and a lot of developers have to take seeing that next gen consoles are much nearer to PCs compared to the last gen. Making exclusives is fine and all but one of these days they will be asked by publishers to do some form ports from or to the PC so it pays to be knowledgeable instead of dumping everything to some unknown dev. They have to start somewhere.

Haven't you noticed there are more and more Japanese devs/publishers are porting their games to the PC? Five years ago you couldn't even dream of actually seeing a petition coming true but in 2013 alone we see one console exclusive after another appearing on the PC.

It's a good thing when you pointed early access games being the being selling ones on Steam because it represent perfectly what a PC gamer is. In the past PC gamers have flooded the internet with technical problems for devs to fix. We have patches and fixes that console fans love to highlight as one of the PC's major weaknesses. Early access games allow participation and immediate feedback. It's like post launch bitching but in reverse and much more constructive plus there is a possibility that there will be less bitching after launch since the major problems are ironed out.

PC gamers bitched about Borderlands. Gearbox listened to them and released a much better version in Borderlands 2 to high praises. The devs can't learn if there's no one there to bitch about the problems.
yeahokchief  +   150d ago
Hugo you're basically being manipulated by a handful of entitled losers who like to complain. Don't bother.

Everyone knows from goes above and beyond to release quality games. They bent over backwards to do a pc release being unfamiliar releasing games on pc and all they got was whiny little brat complaints.

N4G is overrun by whiny pc babies. No point in trying to reason with scumbags.

Clearly
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sdozzo  +   151d ago
The boards over at Steam are melting with people ranging the last few weeks. I held out for the PC version and I'm okay if it looks the same.
Bimkoblerutso  +   151d ago
I don't necessarily care that it's going to look the same (though obviously I would like it if it looked better).

All I want is the performance gains. If we're still getting slowdown, stuttering, and sluggish menus on the PC...THEN we all have something to complain about.
Ashunderfire86  +   151d ago
No big deal. The game still addictive and even better than the first game. The graphics don't look all that bad. It will grow on you.
DFogz  +   150d ago
Don't care about the graphics/textures, that's what the mods will be for.

All I wanted was that bitching lighting system. :(
Oh well, here's to hoping that they've left it in the code somewhere and the modders find it and bring it back.
Master-H  +   150d ago
Ain't no thing, let me get Durante on the horn.
LAWSON72  +   150d ago
I dont really care as long as it has 1080p/60fps. Modders as usual will probably make everything else better.
ramza04  +   150d ago
I think the games atmosphere more than makes up for the lesser quality graphics. The world of Drangleic has me so sucked in, every time I enter a new area I have to stop and admire the surroundings. This and the music just make it so immersive.
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oIITSBIIo  +   150d ago
I'm not worried about graphics cause we have a good modders that can make the game gorgeous .
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Plagasx  +   150d ago
Sighs... Damn consoles..
Maxor  +   150d ago
This game will get modded to look amazing just like any other popular PC games. Just look at GTA 4 and Skyrim. When it comes to the PC there is no such thing as a down grade. It only goes up after release. Even if the devs don't lift a finger to fix their games, the PC community will simply take over and fix, tweak, and reconfigure every imaginable parameters you can think of.

Can Xbox gamers pause real time simulation State of Decay? PC gamers can with a simple click.

This is why they're the master race. They out develop, the developers.
Xof  +   150d ago
You know, I'm looking at Steam right now and it's got the same Dark Souls II screenshots that it had last week.
cyril sneer  +   150d ago
That's what i noticed dunno what pics have supposedly been changed if any at all.
The dark souls 2 steam community hub is full of whining console fanboy's crying downgrade don't buy the game or saying they have got a refund on there pc preorder.
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