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If you really have nothing better to do with £175 than back this you need to have a word with yourself.
Making it more powerful is pointless too
One of the biggest fan requests for Battlefront 2 is the return of Galactic Conquest mode. Have you thought about bringing that back? Will it be in? If not, why not?
Mark Thompson: The thing about the Battlefront fanbase is that there are lots of requests for lots and lots of different things.
Matt Webster: That'll be one that we'll leave for another day.
Mark Thompson: Yeah, I don't think I could identify the one greatest ask among all of the asks.
Matt Webster: No. There's lots of voices asking for lots of different things.
From what we know so far, it seems to me like they've improved on and added much-requested features to the first game, but have stopped short of recreating a true old school Battlefront experience. I could be wrong of course, they've not announced game modes yet so there's still hope for a Galactic Conquest mode...
That's your opinion and you're fully entitled to have one, but I don't understand your negative reaction to the game.
"it sounds like they've learned nothing from the abject failure to retain players in the previous release"
If anything they've learned a great deal from the previous game. Here is a list of features that are in EA's Battlefront II that weren't in the previous instalment.
(1) Single-Player campaign: This is great to see as many fans have been eagerly awaiting for EA to implement this feature into the franchise. Not only do we get a story, but we get to see the 30 years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens from The Empires point of view, and it's a canon story!
(2) All Eras: Not only is this another feature that fans have been waiting for, but it's awesome for new and old fans of the franchise. We get to see all of our favourite Heroes/Villains from them the prequel's all the way to The Last Jedi.
(3) No Season-Pass: If this is true then it's a win-win for everyone, not only does this save money for the players, but this also saves the player base/community from fracturing. Everyone should be able to play with each-other at launch all the way through the games life-span.
(4) More-Everything: This is yet again another feature that all players have been looking for. From droids to space battles and you even get to ride Tauntaun's! This game looks to have A-lot more than the previous instalment of this EA franchise.
(5) Customisability: Finally we get to customise our Heroes/Villains and soldiers, not A-lot has been said about this so keep that in mind. But, hopefully it's more than just changing our hair.
(6) Classes: No more one soldier fits all! We finally get to play certain roles just like the Battlefield franchise. Hopefully this translates into more team play as players will need to rely on each-other more often than not.
I could sit here all day and list off many great things that this game could offer, but I'll leave it there.
It's ridiculous that they refuse or seem otherwise incapable of making a bunch of 25-30 year old ROMs available at launch in 2017; when mobile app stores are persistent, when Microsoft are making huge strides in backward and cross-platform compatibility, and even less than desirable streaming services like Sony's would be more than able to provide access to these games with almost no effort at all, even on the most modest of internet connections.
You make the erroneous assumption that the only 'barrier' to people enjoying PC gaming is money. When, in fact, the only 'barrier' is not enjoying PC gaming
I don't see much hype
We've already seen some evidence of the results of this approach with Forza Motorsport - the demo we saw provided stability at 4K on par with a higher-end Nvidia GPU, but this is just one shaky comparison point this early on. Once third party titles are shown on Scorpio, we should have a better grip how easy it is for developers to tap into the power of the processor. And rest assured, we'll be there with complete analysis, when the time is right.
Nothing on the market today guarantees 4K/60 across the board. Perhaps slightly harsh to only levy this criticism at this console which, if the price is right, will deliver a great bang per buck.
DF have already stated clearly in their videos it has hit 60fps 4K
And the machine is designed to hit this and provide devs the tools to do it. It's up to them how they spend those resources.
I have not once stated it would universally hit 4K 60fps
They clearly feel this has the spec and design to deliver 4K 60fps.It's what the machine was designed to do
DF have already seen it hit 60fps at 4K with grunt to spare.
You really need to climb down off your high horse and when it is you that is clearly only seeing what you want to see and misinterpreting.
Read their articles and more importantly watch the DF videos again. They clearly feel this has the spec and design to deliver 4K 60fps. It's what the machine was designed to do.
You are spending far too much effort trying to spin this positive news story into a negative one.
Why would you not want adaptive sync while gaming?
While it has yet to be experienced on a console, on the PC it is beneficial. No tearing/stutter with no input latency associated with Vsync.
Following that line of logic the only way to enjoy a 1080ti/titan xp at its best is through a GSync HDR 4K 144 MHz monitor. Agreed?
This added functionality does not impact on the accessibility of the platform.
MS are creating a console that DF obviously believe can deliver high end PC performance or very close to it.
A good HDR screen isn't going to be outdated the minute HDMI 2.1 is ratified and becomes widespread
Not really, by the time HDMI 2.1 is ratified I will have enjoyed several years of HDR and it will be time to update the TV.
Similar argument to it is never a good time to upgrade your GPU and within 24 months NV will be on a new product cycle. Enjoy the current tech just now and don't let future tech diminish that.
So in the short term, what does this mean for prospective Project Scorpio buyers? How do you get to experience the new tech? Well, until the HDMI 2.1 standard is ratified, there are no living room displays that are VRR-enabled.
I also don't think there is much evidence that used game shops are denying new sales
How I am being a bit of a cunt is beyond me, I pay for my games, release price, second hand or drop price, depending on what I want, I dont have an endless pocket so I buy what I can when I can. The other side of the coin is someone who has no intention of paying for the game in any way shape or form, I know which one is the bigger cunt.
Just as an aside I find this line of argument to be deeply weird. Do you think people should give Ford or whomever a cut when they sell their car? How long does this last? Should Nintendo get money if I buy a copy of Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt on eBay?
Except he's right and you're wrong.
The reason that nicking a Fiesta is theft is that you're depriving someone of their Fiesta - they had it before, they don't have it afterwards. This is the definition of theft - depriving someone of their thing. It is not 'getting something for free'.
Making a pirate copy of something doesn't do that - no-one who had the game before is missing it afterwards.
All it does is deny a cut to the creators. Now, arguably that's a problem, but they also get nothing from a second-hand sale either, so, to a creator, there's no revenue difference between a second-hand sale and a pirate copy at all.
I'm not a fan of the pre-owned industry leeches such as GAME, but buying a second hand game isn't the same as torrenting one.
"what's your vision on buying 2nd hand?"
No problem at all. It's a commercial transaction within the system. It makes a contribution to the economy and acknowledges that things have a value and paying for it respects that value.
I can't believe there was no mention of the PS2 games and why EA's departure from those two experiences, felt like a massive slap in the face to Battlefront veterans.
Am I alone in prefering Lords of Chaos over Chaos?
There are more, so many more, but I must stop. It's making me sad.
Some additional ones..
Contact Sam Cruise
Ironically though, one of its main selling points was the UHD player.
The Xbox One's problems didn't start, continue or end with hardware issues.
"how they've customised every inch of the system to get the best balanced performance.. "
So it's a 4K native console
Everyone rightly flipped their shit when Hello Games did it. They flip their shit when a big developer does it. That standard does not vanish just because YOU PERSONALLY mind it less the smaller the developer gets.
If you weren't pleased with the state of the game then you shouldn't have released it. The release now patch later philosophy is far too prevalent in the games industry and needs to die.
I'm really more annoyed with the hypocrisy of the community who castigate Hello Games but overlook what you did, than I am with you.
False. Businesses absolutely need to explain themselves when they commit fraud, indie or not.
Battlefield 4 (PC)