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zarx said:
Probably a free 2 play shooter

Guessing:

Free to Play UT4 showcasing Unreal Engine 4 in 2014 Q2



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Why would it be free to play though?

Pjams said:
I must say, as I recently bought a decent laptop, PC gaming is fantastic. The sheer amount of content is overwhelming. Steam and Amazon are constantly selling games for super cheap, I just got Metro 2033, Darkness 2, Serious Sam 3 for $29. I haven't had to pay full price for a single game, I even got Skyrim for$39 the week it came out. For me, moving on from the consoles, until next-gen, has been a great decision. And as a gamer, being able to play games at 1080p and 60fps is utopia. Especially compared to the sub 30fps slog and (sometimes) 720p experience that consoles offer.

My point is, Epic developing a PC exclusive title is awesome news.


How bit is your laptop? 15-20 inches? Yeah....not truly HD. Does the resolution even go up to 1080p? It shouldn't since you won't notice a difference between 720p in a screen that small.



pezus said:
Why would it be free to play though?


Because F2P is the new hotness in video game business models, everyone and their dog is making F2P PC games these days, as they keep making money for years. And it's not free to play why make it a PC exclusive? Unless they are making a full on Unreal style twitch shooter or an hardcore RTS or something it would be multiplatform. 



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pezus said:
Why would it be free to play though?


If I had to guess its because of piracy. It's no secret that AAA PC games get millions of illegal downloads.



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VGKing said:
Pjams said:
I must say, as I recently bought a decent laptop, PC gaming is fantastic. The sheer amount of content is overwhelming. Steam and Amazon are constantly selling games for super cheap, I just got Metro 2033, Darkness 2, Serious Sam 3 for $29. I haven't had to pay full price for a single game, I even got Skyrim for$39 the week it came out. For me, moving on from the consoles, until next-gen, has been a great decision. And as a gamer, being able to play games at 1080p and 60fps is utopia. Especially compared to the sub 30fps slog and (sometimes) 720p experience that consoles offer.

My point is, Epic developing a PC exclusive title is awesome news.


How bit is your laptop? 15-20 inches? Yeah....not truly HD. Does the resolution even go up to 1080p? It shouldn't since you won't notice a difference between 720p in a screen that small.

Yes he will, since he sits so close to it.



VGKing said:
pezus said:
Why would it be free to play though?


If I had to guess its because of piracy. It's no secret that AAA PC games get millions of illegal downloads.

Yet Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, WoW, DOTA 2 etc. are not free (or will not be free). They still get millions of illegal downloads. I think it's more because of what zarx said.



VGKing said:
Pjams said:
I must say, as I recently bought a decent laptop, PC gaming is fantastic. The sheer amount of content is overwhelming. Steam and Amazon are constantly selling games for super cheap, I just got Metro 2033, Darkness 2, Serious Sam 3 for $29. I haven't had to pay full price for a single game, I even got Skyrim for$39 the week it came out. For me, moving on from the consoles, until next-gen, has been a great decision. And as a gamer, being able to play games at 1080p and 60fps is utopia. Especially compared to the sub 30fps slog and (sometimes) 720p experience that consoles offer.

My point is, Epic developing a PC exclusive title is awesome news.


How bit is your laptop? 15-20 inches? Yeah....not truly HD. Does the resolution even go up to 1080p? It shouldn't since you won't notice a difference between 720p in a screen that small.


My laptop is plugged into my 46" Samsung LED, via HDMI, yes I know, laptops actually have HDMI outputs, technology is crazy. And I bought this rather inexpensive laptop for the singular purpose of using it as a gaming console/enteratinment center. So, any other ill-informed statements you would like to make or would you just prefer to ask me a sensible question?



Some examples of the kind of money we are talking with F2P games

World of Tanks monthly revs hitting "double digit" millions

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-03-19-world-of-tanks-monthly-profits-hitting-double-digit-millions

 

all these games are F2P



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Hmm, interesting to see what they're doing next to Fortnite.

If it's a real exclusive UT game, and a good one at that... YOU'RE ALL GONNA GET WHOOPED!