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Opinion PCGamer: "Just admit that your console exclusives are coming to PC already."

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This has never been more clear than during Sony's PlayStation 5 event on Wednesday, when Sony says it accidentally uploaded a trailer indicating Demon's Souls was coming to PC. Maybe Demon Souls is coming to PC someday. Maybe it isn't. But in its PR response, Sony leaned into the ambiguity of "PlayStation 5 exclusive," doing everything possible to avoid simply, directly saying: "It's not coming to PC."

With Final Fantasy 16, Square Enix tried to obfuscate reality by saying it hadn't announced plans for other platforms, even though its trailer began with "The following content is captured on PC emulating the PS5 experience" and ended with "PlayStation Console Exclusive* *Also available on PC."

Announcing PC ports ahead of time won't stop consoles from selling, and it won't even stop the most eager fans from buying games twice. Heck, I've seen plenty of people just this week planning to double dip on Spelunky 2, which is coming out on PC just two weeks after PS4.

By continuing to play dumb about their plans for future PC ports, publishers make it hard to see anything they say as genuine. Look at Death Stranding, which was presented for years as a PlayStation exclusive, right up until a week before its console launch. By that point, Sony had probably raked in almost all the pre-orders it was going to get. And that was still more forthcoming than usual.
 

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"obfuscate reality" by explicitly writing that it's "available on PC."

Sure mate. 🤔

God, PC Gamer becomes more desperate the closer we get to the launch of the new consoles. These people are so (irrationally) afraid of becoming irrelevant that they're been writing the most inane crap for months.
 
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CuNi

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"obfuscate reality" by explicitly writing that it's "available on PC."

God, PC Gamer becomes more desperate the closer we get to the launch of the new consoles. These people are so (irrationally) afraid to become irrelevant that they're been writing the most inane crap for months.

I see it the other way around.
The closer we get to the release of consoles, the more console players get desperate to claim their "exclusives*******" that only they will have.



*******And PCs.
 

Abriael_GN

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I see it the other way around.
The closer we get to the release of consoles, the more console players get desperate to claim their "exclusives*******" that only they will have.



*******And PCs.

Uh? literally nothing has changed.

PC Gamer has only become more and more shrill. And I say this as a primarily PC gamer. It's disgusting.
 

DonJuanSchlong

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I like to play games when they're old. Said nobody ever. Pc gamers are the high school virgins who think they will get the hot girl. Yeah. After they're used up and old maybe.
I've always loved being behind on technology, and getting the worst versions of a game made, and paying exorbitant amounts for its games. Not to mention low framerate, low resolution. This was until I realized it's time to pack away my old toys, and become a man. So I started gaming on PC.
 

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The issue is Jim Ryan and the PlayStation management are arrogant idiots.....

They think bringing one or two games to PC will tempt people to PlayStation. It's not like that Jim, they just get more entrenched and try to demand more.... now you have the PC rep media pushing this bullshit.

Either you put PlayStation gamers first or you become a shitty publisher and fill your games with MTX and cut corners all over the place and put them on other platforms.

People are buying PS5 like crazy right now because of exclusives.... they should be securing proper and full exclusives everywhere they can.

FFXVI should have been a 25th anniversary full exclusive, it would have been a great tribute to how FF is a big part of PlayStations success.

There have been ZERO acquisitions after MS bought what seems like nearly 10 developers or something..... what are they doing over there at PlayStation head office?
 
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This is rich, seeing how the PC experience continues to splinter into competing storefronts. Meanwhile, what are the AAA games that the PC-only market is contributing to the hobby?

I agree with the condemnation of sleazy marketing just to say "This game is ours* and only* ours" in a commercial, but PC ain't smelling like roses either.
 

DonJuanSchlong

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Not a big deal at all to me, I play games when I feel like. Just pointing out PC gamers literally have the worst platforms that publishers don't even prioritize but like to make memes to feel better about their overpriced gpu's.
PC gamers get the best version of each game. Where do you form your opinions from? Your ass? What console port this gen plays better than the PC version? Name some big hitters and I'll concede (I know you can't)
 

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The best part about being PCMR is buying $2500 rigs to play old games and beg for console ports. True kings.

(I own a gaming PC, still true tho)


The game is already being made for PC, and Sony is paying to have that version come out later. So it's not a port, and it's not a beg. It's just asking to know how long Sony paid for them not to be able to play the game.
 

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I've always loved being behind on technology, and getting the worst versions of a game made, and paying exorbitant amounts for its games. Not to mention low framerate, low resolution. This was until I realized it's time to pack away my old toys, and become a man. So I started gaming on PC.
I gamed on pc when there was a true difference and most to almost all pc games never got a console port. Those were glorious times. Still have my vintage pc collection too. That was a golden age. Not this bullshit where they cry for console games.
 
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More like after she starts taking care of herself and looks like a supermodel while you got her when she was depressed and fat.
And like a supermodel the pc is gonna push your worth spending all your cash. Your wallet got shot up as you were in that ass.
 

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He's not wrong though. Console is entry-level. Parents buy the things to shut their annoying kids up.

Console is ease of use. I went mostly pc in my late teens and through most of my 20s. As I get older I just want to stick a disc in a system and play after a day of work. I no longer have any interest in staying current on hardware, drivers and all the other bullshit. I'll still upgrade my pc every 4-5 years but it's not been my primary gaming platform for a while now.

To each their own I guess. 🤷🏼‍♂️
 

DonJuanSchlong

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This may be one of the most cringe things I've seen posted in these parts and I saw the TLoU2 threads....

Imagine thinking that your choice of gaming hardware determines whether you're a man. Just yikes.
Imagine being a console warrior, and trying to start shit about PC's, in a PC eccentric thread? And yes, it's the children who throw tantrums because their beloved games are getting better releases on better hardware, for better prices at that. The adults can afford and have choices to get console or PC, or even both. Children don't have that luxury.




I gamed on pc when there was a true difference and most to almost all pc games never got a console port. Those were glorious times. Still have my vintage pc collection too. That was a golden age. Not this bullshit where they cry for console games.
I don't get the port begging thing? Who cares if nintendo, Microsoft or Sony get to play my favorite game of choice?! We're not kids on the playground like Seth would like us to believe.





 

Maxwell Jacob Friedman

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For xbox, yes lol what exclusives
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Playstation, a select few.
Ill take a select few over a library that looks as dead as joe bidens electoral chances
 
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I just think folks are just annoyed with devs/pubs beating around the bush. Especially when they know all of the platforms said title is coming to at the time.

I'd love for devs/pubs to be more upfront about the platforms they're dropping their title on. But it can't always be done when exclusivity is involved. So, it is what it is, haha.
 

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Nothings clear cut in reality.

Best graphics
Best frame rate
Mods
Mouse and keyboard

Vs

Convenience (click and play)
Friends list/trophies all in same system.
Rumble
Quick resume
Exclusive/timed content
Controller
HDR support
Cost
You forgot to include Cheaper Games and Free Online on PC.

I'm also not sure about the "Cost" part, but the end of the gen you would have likely paid more on console because you pay more for games, pay for online and pay for upgrades.
 

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Imagine being a console warrior, and trying to start shit about PC's, in a PC eccentric thread? And yes, it's the children who throw tantrums because their beloved games are getting better releases on better hardware, for better prices at that. The adults can afford and have choices to get console or PC, or even both. Children don't have that luxury.





I don't get the port begging thing? Who cares if nintendo, Microsoft or Sony get to play my favorite game of choice?! We're not kids on the playground like Seth would like us to believe.





I was watching the DF analysis of the conference and Alex said something to the effect 'Oh I didn't know Miles got powers, I never finished it'.....
That is typical PC gamer. Buying games on sale for as little as possible, loading it up for 5 minutes and seeing a few mods and then never touching it again.
Literally the worst 'gamers' out there. People that line Nvidias pockets but want to screw the developers at every turn.
 

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I'm perfectly happy for all games to come to PC. Just show us console peasents a little love by putting out a build of PC games like Factorio on consoles, considering consoles are just off the shelf PC components now.

Both boxes have had kb/m support for years, it's ok to straight up require it as long as it's well-advertised.
 
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Entroyp

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Is Piracy still an issue on the PC landscape?

Plus, I don’t think Nintendo will be OK with nude patches for Peach or Zelda.
 
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