Want to see a bunch of console players whine? Announce a PC version of the game with a bunch of new content in it. One of my favorite games this gen is easily Dark Souls. Played on the Playstation 3 as you can see from my in depth 2 part Dark Souls review a while back (Day 1 purchase before the Patch 1.05). After all sorts of pleading for a PC edition it is actually going to pay off.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is scheduled to be released 8-14-2012 at the moment. Based on all reports so far it appears the new edition will include new boss fights, new areas, and maybe even additional side quests. Now…is it going to be a better edition juiced up for PCs? As far as I can tell it is a direct port, and even the developers are having a hard time creating any sort of keyboard/mouse control scheme. They have even stated that using a controller will be recommended. No big deal, at least maybe someone will actually make the PS3 controller the chosen one for a game for once, or at the very least make it an option without having to use an emulator to make your PS3 controller work as a 360 controller.
The biggest whining though is over the extra content of course. Console gamers feeling as if they are getting the short end of the stick, while essentially being the ones that made both Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls into a money maker for From Software and now Namco Bandai. It is a legitimate concern, and complaint frankly. We all know that the extra content is an incentive to buy the new PC version as well. Soemthing that is done quite often on consoles with timed release DLC, and exclusive DLC that Microsoft seems to love paying for to get the sales their way. Of course this means most of us know what is going to happen with all the additional content on the PC version. It’s going to be announced as DLC AFTER the release of the PC version in order to get more people to buy it. Then after that settles down we’ll get some BS announcement about how they have “heard your cries and want to give you what you want!”. For a price of course right? Absolutely. While many will think this should be FREE for console gamers considering they all bought it first. Highly doubtful, but you never know. (don’t get your hopes up for free Dark Souls DLC). You’ll just have to put off your new kuat bike racks purchase a couple days if it is that big a deal.
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