I'm really keen to hear back about the PC release date. Please let it be soon
Well, It's Sunday- Albeit very early Sunday, but Sunday nonetheless... And we have yet to even get a rock solid date on when the announcement itself is? I mean, forget the actual PC release dates for either the GOTY edition or HQR, we haven’t even gotten a day to announce those days nailed down yet.
Rough estimates just aren’t cutting it at this point- especially considering the first rough estimate was early last week now, and now, well, it’s early this week.
It’s no big secret that the PC version of the GOTY edition is getting delayed- and apparently the HQR DLC itself, and that’s a little surprising- But can we at least get some clarity on how much longer we have to wait in order to know how long our PC version is getting delayed? It’d be in severely poor taste if we got the official dates after the 29th, when it all comes out for consoles.
-Apologies if this came across as a personal attack, was more intended as just general displeasure with the whole ordeal.
Last edited by TheDisgruntledPCGamer; 05-21-2012 at 01:25 PM.
Wonder if Sarah will go on holiday again as happened with the PC questions thread last year (and the pc patch thread iirc too) lol. I'm sure she is busy but after the delays it would have been nice to have some message before Sunday as she implied their would be. May be she meant the sunday coming.....
edit.. what are the odds of news at or just after e3?
Last edited by Demigod001; 05-21-2012 at 08:16 AM.
Please avoid personal attacks, we absolutely understand that you are frustrated but will not tolerate it on the forums.
We are working with Warner Bros and Microsoft to have a date/more definitive information in the next day or so.
Unfortunately due to the nature of the submission process and the number of parties involved it can get a little complex.
We are truly sorry that we have not been able to provide a date yet and are doing all we can to provide more information, and absolutely before E3.
Alternatively, get rid of DRM altogether. Some studies show that piracy actually boosts sales by acting as free advertising. Sort of like giving out free samples. At the very least it would be a gesture of good faith.
But yeah. The wait stretches on...
Last edited by RedRobin; 05-21-2012 at 01:17 PM.
As long as we get a date sometime this week, it'll be fine-and-dandy, another wait aside.
But yes, the whole GFWL and Steam arguments are a bit tired- in the end it's just trading one form of DRM protection for another. Doesn't matter really which is better (Although general conscience aims more so towards Steam), in the end the better option would be no DRM, period. But assuming they started development for a third Arkham game (Assuming there is one) as soon after Arkham City came out as when development on Arkham City itself started after Asylum, it’s probably safe to say that they’ve already signed another contract with Windows (If they didn’t already for the whole series) and that GFWL is staying.
I would note though the "delay" here is the same as it was with the pc patch (before the bug in the patch was found and it was delayed)
Dumping the mess that is gfwl as it has to be integrated with every other distribution platform would surly help. On that note how many pc distribution systems are their now?
GFWL, Steam, Origin, Grean man, Gamestop ,onlive(if you count that) beamdog. I'm sure there are others.
Do all of them require rocksteady to provide a different executable or do they "wrap" their own code around yours?
I fired up a copy of Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds on my old laptop a while back. Got from clicking the icon to actually playing the game in less than 50 seconds. Remember those days?