Originally Posted by Master__Shake
there are tons of people who boycott EA.
those are lost sales.
no ifs and's or buts about it.
I'm one of them. Too much corporate influence over game development, so much in fact they are hand in hand at this point. EA is the king turd in my eyes. Not buying $120 games to get the full experience.
Originally Posted by aludka Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Fist let me say that I have not played the game yet and from everything I've seen it still looks very good, but I don't like he completely danced around the first question that was quoted.
With that said though, this is the problem with AAA games now a days. It costs so much money to develop and publish that unless you can release it on all platforms and make hundreds of millions of dollars doing it, it's just not a monetarily wise decision. Or even possible for that matter. And with the consoles being so far behind even a moderate level gaming PC these types of games will always be limited to what the consoles can do. Yes, the developers can include various optimizations, graphical options to tweak, texture upgrades, etc, but when you have to develop the core game to work on all three platforms you'll never be able to take full advantage of the horse power a PC can have.
The devs could have staggered the releases. Consoles first, then PC. Look at R* (not a large group either). Historic gaming launch for GTAV on PC. Crytek had a multiplatform launch with C3 and didnt compromise the PC version. The game was ok, but graphically still THE benchmark imo. Dev's either went lazy (i doubt it) or had an agreement with the console makers to make all versions look the same from the beginning. I'm inclined to believe the latter. Too much denial until the evidence was obvious, then told gamers the truth. Its never a good idea to deceive your customers.