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Visceral responds to Dead Space 3 PC Port woes

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Things are gearing up for the launch of Dead Space 3, and a few days ago it was revealed that the PC version of the game is going to be the most basic of straight-up ports. In other words: PC gamers get nothing extra aside from some very simple graphics options. There’s no DirectX 11 support and no high-res textures to speak. Basically, the PC version is, for all intents and purposes, the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version, but with mouse and keyboard support.

Naturally, PC gamers are pissed about this, and Dead Space 3 is now the go-to exhibit when PC enthusiasts moan about how consoles are holding games back.

The good news is that Visceral Games has heard your anguished cries, Master Race. The bad news is that they really couldn’t care less.

The game’s executive producer Steve Papoutsis has come out in defence of Visceral’s decision not to provide an optimised version of Dead Space 3 on PC. Speaking to website Shacknews, Papoutsis said: “As developers, you want to deliver an experience that’s as similar as possible on different platforms.”

While Papoutsis believes that Visceral has made progress in PC ports, they “certainly don’t target PC as something that’s going to be significantly different,” and for them the primary concern when it comes to platforms is to “make sure everyone’s having that same experience.”

Look on the bright side, PC gamers, at least you get to use a mouse and keyboard: “The fact that we’re allowing you to control the game with a mouse and keyboard immediately makes the game feel different.”

There, you see? You’re allowed to use the mouse and keyboard, so consider yourselves lucky.

Source: Shacknews

  • Squirly

    And in other news, no one is surprised.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wesley-Fick/184346154999538 Wesley Fick

    I bet no-one will catch on to your pixelated main picture if I wasn’t mentioning its brilliance right now ;-)

    • http://twitter.com/Mikit0707 Miklós Szecsei

      It is rather brilliant, isn’t it? I was proud. :)

  • ShockG

    An odd position to take considering that just about every single game released now, has something “extra” for the PC, be it high res textures (more like original texture sizes) or more. There is always something for the PC. Anyway I shall not be buying this one, not because it lacks PC enhancements, but because I’m not longer captivated by the Dead Space universe courtesy of Dead Space 2.

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