Dark Souls 2 PC Version Won't Be Half-Assed

Dark Souls 2 PC Version Won't Be Half-Assed

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Director Yui Tanimura admits that the last time Dark Souls turned up on PC, it kinda stank.

Hot on the heels of a recent promise to keep the difficulty high, comes another vow from Dark Souls 2 director Yui Tanimura. Yes, the last time Dark Souls turned up on PC, it was "sort of half-assed," Tanimura admits, but next time, he says, all the cheeks will be in play.

"Last time, we started working on PC after the console version was complete," Tanimura told Shacknews. This led to problems with development and, ultimately, an inferior product. Tanimura is determined that won't happen again.

"This time," says Tanimura, "because we are considering the PC from the beginning, you can be sure there will be more care put into PC development." Not only that, but there will be no release delay; the PC edition will launch simultaneously with the other platform launches. Still no word on exactly when that will happen, mind you, but at least PC gamers have some idea of what to expect when it does.

Source: Shacknews

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Good to see this will happen. Apparently the PC version sold 300,000 retail copies on PC (no word on digital copies), so I hope they'll do just as good if not even better.

I am glad I bought Dark Souls on PC. I really wanted to see DkS2 on PC, so I saved quite a lot of money for the game (70 AUS Dollars) and purchased it, so I am glad and I was not disappointed. DkS was a great game, perhaps one of the best games that I have ever played, and I hope DkS2 is as good if not better.

EDIT: Also, please From Software, do NOT use GFWL. For some reason DkS won't run because GFWL decided to fuck off and die.

Right. Going from a dev team that tried and ended up making the world's most anticipated piece of downloadable shit to something that "won't be half-assed".

I will believe it when I see it.

Granted they are developing for the PS4 so we may be blessed with developers who actually know what to do with x86 and end up with a not quite as shit game.

honestly, considering how we had to pretty much shove bamboo shoots under their nails to get a PC release of Dark Souls at all, I'm kind of impressed they're apologising at all for the issues.

So they are not using GFWL for Dark Souls 2?

Is this what you mean by not making it 'half arsed?' Mr Yui Tanimura?

'Sort of' half arsed?
Oooooh dear that's not even the half of it.

Still, it's nice to hear. Makes the wait all the more exciting.

You could have just titled this as 'GAME DEVELOPER ADMITS MISTAKE: "WILL DO BETTER"' and it would have been just as news worthy to be honest.

FROMsoft continue to show their class in the sea of mediocrity and cheap marketing. I really can't wait to get my hands on this one, although I'm not sure if I'll end up getting it for the PC or Xbox. I suppose I'll wait and see if they really do manage to improve on this. These guys have a reputation for honesty so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt here.

Blue Musician:
Good to see this will happen. Apparently the PC version sold 300,000 retail copies on PC (no word on digital copies), so I hope they'll do just as good if not even better.

I am glad I bought Dark Souls on PC. I really wanted to see DkS2 on PC, so I saved quite a lot of money for the game (70 AUS Dollars) and purchased it, so I am glad and I was not disappointed. DkS was a great game, perhaps one of the best games that I have ever played, and I hope DkS2 is as good if not better.

EDIT: Also, please From Software, do NOT use GFWL. For some reason DkS won't run because GFWL decided to fuck off and die.

I bought this game off steam along with 7 of my closer friends so I can imagine the digital copies selling just as well. Also I believe I heard from somewhere that Dark Souls 2 will not use GFWL and instead have its own system in place, meaning more stable co-op and pvp.

OT: Personally I cannot wait for this games release I loved Dark souls even if I never played Demons Souls and by the looks of the game play and the news I'm hearing this should be even better. This is especially good considering that I was never really bothered by the PC port and was willing to overlook low frame rate and poor optimization in light of just how well the game was designed. I may actually buy a game on release day as apposed to waiting for the price to go down in a long time for this.

The PC port really was inexcusable. I likely won't get DS2 as the first didn't really appeal to me all that much, but here's hoping other people actually get their money's worth.

this time it will be fully assed.

I didn't actually mind the pc port too much as it was fixed almost instantly, I just hope they do more boss design in the style of the AotA bosses, there weren't actually that many good bosses in the original content.

Great, now I have to change pants.
I'm primarily a PC gamer, so having a simultaneous launch makes me so happy.
Also the fact that it won't be as shit as the PC fort of DS 1.

There are hints that Dark Souls 2 will not use Games for Windows Live.

(Go to 5:27)

If there's no GFWL I'll be playing this one, I wanted to play the first but the controls also didn't really got me.

This may not be a deal maker for some, but it makes me smile that From Software admitted their mistake and that they're working on it.

Yaayyy

This is why I like From Software.

I have much respect for the Dark Souls developers. They listen to fans and they admit when they make mistakes. Very happy to make a release date purchase of DS2.

Grabehn:
If there's no GFWL I'll be playing this one, I wanted to play the first but the controls also didn't really got me.

Grab a controller, 360, Windows or PS3, though for the latter two you need montioninjoy or something similar unless things have changed since I needed a controller on my computer. Controls on M&K are odd as fuck for the game, but controller feels just right.

Ed130:
So they are not using GFWL for Dark Souls 2?

Is this what you mean by not making it 'half arsed?' Mr Yui Tanimura?

My sentiments exactly. Use Steamworks if you're gonna be that paranoid. Hell even Origin if you want to still be lazy about it. Just not GFWL. I already have to bear with that piece of crap due to it being necessary for my PC copy of Bioshock 2.

I really hope they don't use games for windows live, I've passed on more than a few games that I wanted because I hate it.

I am officially so fucking excited. Seriously Namco, I'll just send you my bank information and you can send me alpha code, I'll send you all the QA information you want, in Japanese. I have so much respect for these guys. No on-disc/day one DLC, listening to the customers and improving based on it, admitting to mistakes without snarky dodges, and delivering exactly what the people want. This is how you make and maintain a dedicated fanbase.

HontooNoNeko:
OT: Personally I cannot wait for this games release I loved Dark souls even if I never played Demons Souls and by the looks of the game play and the news I'm hearing this should be even better. This is especially good considering that I was never really bothered by the PC port and was willing to overlook low frame rate and poor optimization in light of just how well the game was designed. I may actually buy a game on release day as apposed to waiting for the price to go down in a long time for this.

If you ever get the chance, do yourself a favor and play Demon's Souls.
I know it can be kinda complicated, since it is only on PS3, but hey, the PS3 is great and it doesn't cost like a kidney anymore...
I think I may be in the minority here, but I find Demon's Souls to be considerably better than Dark Souls.
Dark Souls do have more varied and interesting environments, and enemy design, I'll give it that.
Nonetheless, I didn't like the change to a open world for the game (it kept the pacing a little weird, in comparison to Demon's Souls), I found the game to be too long (I have almost 100 hours in and still haven't finished the main quest, let alone tackle the DLC and optional areas), most bosses aren't very compelling (again, in comparison to Demon's Souls, in which most boss fights were very different from one another and tanking was rarely an viable solution), and I find Demon's Souls harder.

Demon's Souls is friggin' perfect.
I loved the Mega Man like choose-your-level-boss approach, and without sacrificing exploration and branching paths.
It is hard and the areas are dark and dilapidated, which builds up the tension and the mood.
It really felt like a good old Castelvania game (like rondo of blood), or Chakan (a great old Mega Drive game which deserved much more attention than it got).
I played it three times and I wish I had the time to platinum it (so close, though).

Not that Dark Souls is bad by any means. It is GREAT! I love the series so much that it reminds me why I got into videogames in the first place. Not for quick time events, not for prerendered cutscenes, or for explosive setpieces. Not even for compelling characters and story (sometimes it helps). Demon's/Dark Souls are a GAME, where gameplay and skill are what matters, and beating is an acheivement.
I just nitpicked it against (IMO) the better of the lot!

Fayathon:

Grabehn:
If there's no GFWL I'll be playing this one, I wanted to play the first but the controls also didn't really got me.

Grab a controller, 360, Windows or PS3, though for the latter two you need montioninjoy or something similar unless things have changed since I needed a controller on my computer. Controls on M&K are odd as fuck for the game, but controller feels just right.

I've just never been comfortable with dual joysticks, it just cramps my hands for some reason, especially with their position on the PS3/PC ones, otherwise I would've tried it. Also PS3/360 controllers here go for 70-75 bucks so it's a double no for those, sadly.

Grabehn:

Fayathon:

Grabehn:
If there's no GFWL I'll be playing this one, I wanted to play the first but the controls also didn't really got me.

Grab a controller, 360, Windows or PS3, though for the latter two you need montioninjoy or something similar unless things have changed since I needed a controller on my computer. Controls on M&K are odd as fuck for the game, but controller feels just right.

I've just never been comfortable with dual joysticks, it just cramps my hands for some reason, especially with their position on the PS3/PC ones, otherwise I would've tried it. Also PS3/360 controllers here go for 70-75 bucks so it's a double no for those, sadly.

That's unfortunate man, the game's one of my favorites.

Sure, whatever.

I guessing the plot or the navigation won't be half-arsed as well.

Thank you From, for being quite honest and open AND willing to work things out. We need more people like them in the industry. I play my games to feel a sense of achievement, not for plot or any of it. I just want to have fun, which is something that I can easily find in Dark Souls.

Grabehn:

Fayathon:

Grabehn:
If there's no GFWL I'll be playing this one, I wanted to play the first but the controls also didn't really got me.

Grab a controller, 360, Windows or PS3, though for the latter two you need montioninjoy or something similar unless things have changed since I needed a controller on my computer. Controls on M&K are odd as fuck for the game, but controller feels just right.

I've just never been comfortable with dual joysticks, it just cramps my hands for some reason, especially with their position on the PS3/PC ones, otherwise I would've tried it. Also PS3/360 controllers here go for 70-75 bucks so it's a double no for those, sadly.

That sucks, hopefully the game gets some better keyboard and mouse support for the sequel :P I gotta say the most irritating thing on the PC version for me is the cursor in game pisses me off. But I have a wired 360 controller spercifically for PC games that are best played that way for me. (Anything but RTS or FPS for the most part)

I really hope they would pull it off. I've been wanting to play these games for a while now, and almost preordered the Dark Souls PC version (glad I didn't). Since buying a 50 € gamepad for one game wasn't very appealing I passed on it. I'll put my hopes on this one being actually playable on PC.

If you're willing to admit you released an inferior product for pc, how about giving people their money back. I'm still kicking myself for supporting saints row 2 on pc. Even saints row 3 is laggy compared to proper ports like mass effect 3 or made for pc games like guild wars 2

Oh, really? That's good. I got DS on the PC, and it was ran crappily even beyond what would be expected of my computer.

If they could just get the keyboard and mouse to work properly, I would be ecstatic.

mad825:
Sure, whatever.

I guessing the plot or the navigation won't be half-arsed as well.

If they could just make the plot the tiniest bit more overt, I would jump on the love bandwagon.

Also, I want them to let us aim crossbows.

 

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