Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob
Just because our computers CAN handle way more than a console, does not mean developers are obligated in any way to appease you and utilize the platform to its full capabilities. That "bloody point" is simply the grumbling of self-entitled gamers. PC gamers need to be aware of how reality actually works and not the fairy tale world they seem to believe in:
- You have a better platform or have spent more (way more) money on it? Good for you! That was a personal consumer choice you made. The developers did not ask you to buy/build a gaming PC.
- Console gamers ARE typically happy regardless of what they have, but that is hardly relevant to your complaint. In fact, it only serves to emphasize the absurdity of your claim. If console gamers are completely satisfied with a much lower level of graphics, what incentive does a developer have to spend even more money to push graphics that only a MINUSCULE amount of people can enjoy? This becomes even MORE silly when you realize that PC games generate a MUCH smaller revenue stream than consoles.
- Consoles cannot handle as much as a PC is an indisputable fact. However, that again only serves against your case. Why would a developer waste money pushing graphics when the majority of their profit comes from consoles?
I will always be supportive of improvements in realistic graphics, but I am not dumb or delusional enough to think that developers owe me any special level of graphics or features. I am also not dumb or delusional enough to want developers to sacrifice gameplay and storyline for graphics as a lot of "gamers" on this forum seem so eager for developers to do. Games that are "fun" and "addicting" are way better than games that simply have a lot of bling.
A few flaws in your rant.
Console gamers expect the developer to do their best to get as much out of the system as they can, Why shouldnt PC gamers do the same?
Console gamers arent always happy with everything. They complain just like everyone else does about things they dont like.
Majority of profits coming from various systems all depends on the game being sold. BC2 sold as more than either the xbox or ps3. The original Mass effect sold more on the PC than the consoles. PC gamers are much more picky about what they choose to spend thier money on. Word of mouth often puts Games into an early grave on the PC, notice the terrible sales of mw2 and blops, cod4 sold more than either of them on the PC.
Generally by developing a game for th Console and PC requires gameplay to be sacrificed, look at crysis 2, crysis 1 and 2 are entirely different games, and gameplay. They had to make sacrifices for the consoles. Take a look at Red orchestra 2, The developers have already stated that the goals they have for the game make it impossible to do on a console, without compromising thier goals. When making a game on consoles, you have to aim low, its just how it is.