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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Divinity: Original Sin II coming to PS4 and Xbox One in August

caffeinade said:

Microsoft is a first party publisher, on PC too.

They aren't doing an amazing job at being one. They ignored PC for years during the 360 days, with a few titles coming attached with their horrid DRM.

Cerebralbore101 said:

Not sure if I understand what you mean by the power to lock a game to a system. Do you mean PC doesn't have the power to lock a game to a system, or do you mean PS4 doesn't have the power to lock a game to the system? 


PC doesn't have a company that has the money to ask devs to lock a game to their system, either indefinitely or for a finite amount of time. It's always been up to either the devs themselves or via hardware/game design that has a game stuck on the platform. 



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Off topic much ?


OT: cant wait to play this game on ps4, when its cheap because this year i will only have time for the crazy amount of good jrpgs that are releasing on ps4 this year.



 

John2290 said:

PC doesn't have a company that has the money to ask devs to lock a game to their system, either indefinitely or for a finite amount of time. It's always been up to either the devs themselves or via hardware/game design that has a game stuck on the platform. 

And how is Sony, MS or Nintendo doing so a bad thing? It brings in a strong user base and games you say "are locked" to the system, exclusives bring in numbers far exceeding almost anything on PC aside from maybe minecraft. Console exclusives are not only what have made this industry booom past the niche PC market of the 90's by bringing identity to a system and but they also help carve an identity for PC also, when a console owner can't find a game on their system and it's on PC, this is a good thing for PC. You contradict yourself by the way, in many threads over the last few months you've championed games and certain genres staying on PC as well as making excuses why they are not right for console yet you want all console exclusives on PC. This makes no sense. 

Notice I said PC doesn't?.

 

Actually no, exclusives do not bring in far more money than anything on PC. Look at Minecraft, Fortnite, PuB, the various MMO's out there, GaaS titles as well.

PC isn't a platform that seemingly makes far less than consoles do, far from it. Even then, this subject is not about money making. 

Console exclusives haven't help carve an identity out for PC at all. PC has had it's own exclusives by default, within genres that it's either created itself or played better at/supporting the genre.

"when a console owner can't find a game on their system and it's on PC, this is a good thing for PC"

 

You'd be surprised these days, especially with Switch being a thing, that many people these days sigh and go "wish it was on X system instead of the PC, which I don't game on". The most asked question these days is going to be "can you port it to Switch", rather than "oh it's only on PC, guess I'll buy it". Also, when you take this site for an example, hardly anyone here cares about a game on PC unless it's an old game coming back via a remaster or getting a sequel. The rest can end up simply holding off until it hits Switch or other systems.

Not even going to bother with that last line, because it's clearly from a heated discussion you've had brewing for some time. You want to take a crack, go via PM (it sounds like you want to anyway).



John2290 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Noticing that myself. Never seen such a big price difference for the same game on different consoles before :O

Maybe the impending release of #2 will mean they put the 1st game on sale to entice people to the IP though. we can hope at least

Nope, they won't. In my experience with this most devs put the price back to day one prices regardless of whether it fell to 10 percent or spend months on sale or the price was cut. This is no exception, back up to 40 quid here even though the last time I checked it was 7 euro digital. Thank God my disc drive managed to install it again and didn't fail me this time. Ya'll just need to bite the bullet and play it on Xbox or pay the 40 quid.

Currently 70% off with PS+. So yeah, like I said they put the game on sale in the lead up to the sequel

 

@Bristow9091 you wanted the PS4 version for a reasonable price... well it's now a tenner if you have +

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John2290 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Currently 70% off with PS+. So yeah, like I said they put the game on sale in the lead up to the sequel

 

@Bristow9091 you wanted the PS4 version for a reasonable price... well it's now a tenner if you have +

That's fantastic. I'd have bought that without a second thought had they put it on sale with some foresight to the announcement but my old disc installed so, eh. Just about to finish my Tactician run in anout 10 hours or so and start my Honour run which might be my last play through for the platinum if Madora can find some fucking forgivess in herself.

It's a deal I jumped on. Had to buy a month of PS+, but now I'm downloading the game



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Japanese edition please.



My prediction in 2021.

SW: 30m

PS5 16m

XBS: 7.5m

John2290 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

It's a deal I jumped on. Had to buy a month of PS+, but now I'm downloading the game

Did you dive in yet to the world of Rivellon?

I've played a couple hours. To be honest it hasn't really hooked me yet though. The combat is fun, but there hasn't been enough of it so far.



Ka-pi96 said:
John2290 said:

Did you dive in yet to the world of Rivellon?

I've played a couple hours. To be honest it hasn't really hooked me yet though. The combat is fun, but there hasn't been enough of it so far.

The game does take a while to really hit it's stride. There's a lot of time to be spent in the starting city. Mostly optional, but if you're playing this sort of game, chances are you're inclined to be somewhat of a completionist. Anyway, while there's some fun to be had there, it also involves a whole lot of running back and fourth, which can get a bit tedious. The game really shines once you move past there.