Well, you reread it then
->"The console interface is quite different when you consider the input device and proximity to the screen whereas the Mac and Linux are pretty much identical to that of the 'PC'. We will consider a tablet version due to the similarity of the screen and interface but even on that we need to do a bit more research." <- Which means tablet version on a later date MAYBE, and no to consoles.And yes of course i get why they are doing new consoles , its easiest from technical standpoint as they are basically PC`s.[/quote]
The article was written in march 2012. They had only just started and then they built a better understanding of how Unity worked, and then released to early access and got a bunch of money and figured it was going to be a success for them, and they wanted to capitalise on it so that they can continue to make money so that they can continue making games, without the influence of publishers, assuming they can't get what they need from Kickstarter.
First, MS and Sony are our overlords when it comes to gaming and publishers, i cant fathom why you think otherwise.Only bit they dont fully own is PC, but on consoles that DUOPOLY reigns supreme,and its NOT GOOD for ANY gamer.Every multiplatform publisher/developer has to constantly negotiate with them, and give them cuts ,they OWN multiplayer only pc excluded."I dont even" how you dont see that.There are probably hundreds of cases why MS and Sony are bad for the industry, and Brian fargo would agree.But nvrmd.As for PC.
You say Steam, yea, Origin, yea.BUT, we have other ! And i say pc is only chance, because on PC there is even remote possibility of getting stuff from multiple sources, at different prices, with different DRM.On consoles, there is no choice, and there never will be.You buy a consoles, you pay monthly fees to be able to play a game which was overpriced from the beginning and had to follow MS/SONY guildelines ,and they HAVE to pay them a cut.Ofcourse STEAM is big and bad to a degree.But There are alternatives, and its the only platform there CAN BE alternatives.I hope you understand what i mean now.Not to say, that i can still buy certain games in a store and just play them.
Oh I understand... And I am officially OUT of this conversation.
Well, i said multiple times that "we will see" , but talk is cheap and only real actions matter.So , we will see.
But still, as a fan , as a old school PC gamer, i rather would see expansion pack for W2 announced, or W3 kickstarter than blowing money on some god awful consoles.
What so like new content, stuff which requires creative people, as well as developers. The sort of thing you need to spend serious resources on. Versus taking an existing game with all the content etc, and just porting it to another platform. A task made easier by the system they developed in.
They may not be EA/Activision/Sony/MS/ or any of the other gamign monoliths out there. But they still need to make money so that they can make new games. You are begrudging them that?
That shouldnt be a hard thing to understand.And really, there were many developers, which in time produced worse and worse games, Dragon Age 2 and mass effect 3 being the biggest disappointments in recent years (to a guy before, honest to god i cant fathom how you can say ME3 was harder and more complex than kotor or ME1, i finished it on hard, quickly and without spending XP, game was short , had QTE`s and was sometimes massively stupid).
Welcome to capitalism. Publishers are held to account by their shareholders. They HAVE to make money else they will fail. The best way to make money is to target the Mass Market with what they believe the Mass Market wants. It is the same in every industry.
Ending rant.I have really high expectations for torment, planescape is my second favorite game of all time (first being F2)and i hope that with this big KS, teething problems out of the way (W2 was somewhat a company starter) it will be excellent, and wont be made for consoles
Not really a company starter, more it allowed them to be free of Publisher influence. You know those guys you keep ranting about.
Anyway.. as I said, I am done.
It's not too late. Make it Eight!