Massively: The Daily Grind: Does support for older hardware hold MMOs back?

Massively writes:

"We recently reported on how EVE Online players were up in arms about the developer's announcement that supporting older hardware has been hindering the game's progression. The devs just put an idea out there -- dropping support for old hardware in favor of optimizing the game for newer graphics cards, and elicited the opinions of the playerbase. Needless to say, the reaction was mixed, and some players voiced some major concerns about being left behind. Ultimately, CCP Games opted to take a middle-of-the-road approach, hopefully retaining some subscribers with low-end hardware while taking measurably smaller steps forward with the game's graphics."

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baraka0073463d ago

sucks either way really... it's just like WoW vs EQ2. WoW is great has lots of players but looks like crap. EQ2 is also a great game and looks awesome but it has a low population because alot of people don't have a really good PC. I wish we could just have games that scale very well so that low end pcs can play fine but high end can really crank the graphics up but I guess that's just too hard for devs to pull off well.