Fed up with waiting.

I am fed up with waiting.

Why is it that the PC release of a multi-platform game is nearly always 3-6 months later than a console release? Why is it that we are still waiting for Street Fighter IV? Why is it that Atari bent over for Sony and let them publish Ghostbusters on PS3 first? Why do I have to wait for September until I can play Battlefield 1943?

Surely these delays and “exclusives” can’t be helping sales? Any hype that there was about the game will have died down before they come to PC and I know full well that in the case of Ghostbusters it is purely to do with marketing. Before Sony got out their wallet it was scheduled for release at the same time on all platforms, and in America it still is, so it is not like they have finished the PS3 version but need some time to work on the others, they are all (nearly?) done. Atari are fucking idiots, I really hope they lose a shitload of cash over this. Releasing on the platform with the smallest install base months in advance of the others is lunacy.

I bring this up now because I have just found out the Battlefield 1943 release dates. I am really looking forward to this game, but there is no way I will play a FPS on a console (and don’t own a PS3 or XBox anyway) so am a bit pissed off that I have to wait longer. Are they going to add extra stuff? Is it going to be that much more polished? Only time will tell but I doubt it. I suspect it is another pile of cash from Microsoft and Sony that has “delayed” it, same with Street Fighter IV.

I just hope that Sony/Microsoft don’t do the same with Batman: Arkham Asylum. I want to play it this year, not have to wait an additional 6 months after the release.

Internet Angry Man over and out.



3 Responses to “Fed up with waiting.”

  1. May 14, 2009 at 14:48

    It is very annoying, the requisite for being a PC Gamer these days seems to be apathy. Anything else and you’re going to get very depressed.

    We can no longer look forward to games, we just have to take them as they come.

  2. 2 phreak
    June 3, 2009 at 16:35

    My money is on that it has something to do with piracy.

  3. June 3, 2009 at 16:56

    Perhaps that is the excuse, but I think that a non simultaneous release is as likely to cause additional piracy from those who, like me, are fed up with waiting than to prevent it.

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