I wasted 2 hours of my life. The PC gaming show seems to outdo itself each year when it comes to being utter crap. Don't get me wrong, there were some cool games but for the most part this made me thinking if it's worth it to upgrade for next gen. I have joined the forum just a few weeks ago so I cannot start threads but here's my take:
HD 3D games with single player campaigns are becoming extinct. I am all for the indie efforts on PC gaming, but we upgrade our hardware to play state of the art games. If the bulk of the platform's catalog are indie games that could run on a Q6600 and a GTX 460 then I am going to start considering other platforms after I am done with my large backlog. The star of the show was a PS Vita port that can run on a PC with these specs
- OS: Windows 8.1
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 | AMD Phenom II X2 550
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 | AMD Radeon HD 5770
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 14 GB available space
Thats mid range 2010 HW!
I know that most of these big games that will be released on PC will be shown at the MS presentation down the line. But that's not enough to fill the void. We really need Valve and dare I say Epic championing the platform with quality single player games. But we need 3D single player games in the traditional genres and it seems that indie efforts won't provide that. Today we saw like 4 survival multiplayer games, card games, farm simulators, surgeon simulators, furry games… what the heck happened with the TPS, FPS, Action Adventure, 3D platformers, 2D non metroidvania platformers, Survival Horror, Arcade Racing, Arcade Sports, Inmersive Sims, Beat em ups, shoot em ups, Car combat
It's either AAAAA developed with the GDP of a small country or 3 man team indie game.
Sorry for the long rant.