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While tech sometimes drives the devs, I think lately it's a case of it doing the opposite. There are beautiful games out there that can be maxed, or close to it, and run fine on "old" hardware. What I think we are seeing is lazy devs porting console games that aren't optimized, and then banking on the fact that most hardcore PC enthusiasts will assume they need more in their rigs to run it.
Warhead looks as good as the original Crysis, and runs better, yet people STILL use Crysis as a bench, despite the fact that it's obviously a worse coding job. It's not about the game at all. It's just about measuring e-peens at this point.
And look at Crysis 2. Not amazing graphics, but not terrible. And people whined that it wasn't forcing their rigs to their respective knees...
Some people just want badly coded games to prove they have enough gear to still run them regardless.
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Originally Posted by Nixuz View Post
While tech sometimes drives the devs, I think lately it's a case of it doing the opposite. There are beautiful games out there that can be maxed, or close to it, and run fine on "old" hardware. What I think we are seeing is lazy devs porting console games that aren't optimized, and then banking on the fact that most hardcore PC enthusiasts will assume they need more in their rigs to run it.
Warhead looks as good as the original Crysis, and runs better, yet people STILL use Crysis as a bench, despite the fact that it's obviously a worse coding job. It's not about the game at all. It's just about measuring e-peens at this point.
And look at Crysis 2. Not amazing graphics, but not terrible. And people whined that it wasn't forcing their rigs to their respective knees...
Some people just want badly coded games to prove they have enough gear to still run them regardless.
you sir... hit it on the nose. I completely agree. It makes no sense that an Xbox can run current gen games when their hardware is ancient to some... where as PC hardware is far superior, and has these problems with running some games.
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