Should they?
Yes
73.4% (190)
73.4% (190)
No
6.6% (17)
6.6% (17)
You Died.
18.5% (48)
18.5% (48)
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Poll: Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition: Should they make the new content available for console players?

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What IS the new content exactly?

Enemies? Bosses? Areas? Weapons? All of the above.....or should that be all of the left?

I don't see why they already haven't.

Of course they should.

scnj:
Why should it be free? It would have cost extra to create, they have to get that money back somehow.

so, with that logic, the pc gamers getting it for free are hindering the company.

I think it would be pants on head retarded not to give it to console gamers. In my opinion, the only reason they haven't announced anything about it on consoles; is that they are not sure whether to charge people for a lot for it or enough to break even. If they never release it then they have just become what IW was to certain PC gamers over MW 2.

bullet_sandw1ch:

scnj:
Why should it be free? It would have cost extra to create, they have to get that money back somehow.

so, with that logic, the pc gamers getting it for free are hindering the company.

Like others have said how do you know the cost is not incorporated into the PC version. Say like current 360 version costs €30 but PC version is €45. We won't know until we see prices.

krazykidd:
Sure , as long as it's not paid DLC . Why should PC gamers get it for free and not us .

because they do not have another choice.

the playstation network and xbox live services sometimes demand money to distribute content on their system. money you cant demand from developers to burn for your entertainment.
see:
http://www.develop-online.net/news/39783/Tim-Schafer-Console-patches-cost-40k

Don't know why anyone would actually vote no. Although I voted "You Died" because that's the correct answer for anything to do with Dark Souls.

rhizhim:

krazykidd:
Sure , as long as it's not paid DLC . Why should PC gamers get it for free and not us .

because they do not have another choice.

the playstation network and xbox live services sometimes demand money to distribute content on their system. money you cant demand from developers to burn for your entertainment.
see:
http://www.develop-online.net/news/39783/Tim-Schafer-Console-patches-cost-40k

I didn'T know that. Thats terrible. They have to PAY to put DLC on a console ? But if that's the case, why make DLC at all ?

If only to die and die again, my answer would be yes.

Valdus:
It would be a huge slap to the console players if they didn't. They chose to release their game on consoles and relied on the console fans to make money for the game, so it would suck if they then turned around and gave those who DIDN'T buy the game free stuff.

Sort of like how Popcap fucked over PC gamers with plants vs zombies, I hated that.

Solo-Wing:
I couldn't click yes fast enough.
It should be on the consoles. And for free. Or there shall be another internet petition.

I don't know why so many people think it won't come to consoles. Though it might not be free simply because of Microsoft. I don't remember the games but I do remember Microsoft making a lot of DLC paid instead of free because of their policies. Pity since I'll get it on the PC but I don't want a version that automatically has more and always will have more. I just want everyone to have the game.

anthony87:
What IS the new content exactly?

Enemies? Bosses? Areas? Weapons? All of the above.....or should that be all of the left?

New areas (I think 3 or 4) which implies new enemies, definitely some new bosses, and a segment in which you travel into the past and play as Artorias, a legendary knight from the in-game lore. New weapons are probably implied with new areas, but I'm not certain.

80Maxwell08:

Solo-Wing:
I couldn't click yes fast enough.
It should be on the consoles. And for free. Or there shall be another internet petition.

I don't know why so many people think it won't come to consoles. Though it might not be free simply because of Microsoft. I don't remember the games but I do remember Microsoft making a lot of DLC paid instead of free because of their policies. Pity since I'll get it on the PC but I don't want a version that automatically has more and always will have more. I just want everyone to have the game.

Because apparently in interviews they have said it most likely won't. For what reason? None stated. They only said they're sorry.

It could very well make it to console, there isn't really a good excuse not to release it on consoles. But it won't be free, it costs the publisher/developer money to get content added to those systems.

But then again, I'm starting to lose interest. Sure, Games for Windows Live was a bit of a bitchslap, although it's understandable as it would make porting the netcode a lot easier. Then I heard the keyboard/mouse controls were going to be limited, I also heard it was going to be locked at 30FPS.
The more I hear about it, the more I feel like it's going to be a botched porting job. Which in the end hurts everybody, it hurts the consumers as they're left with a product that isn't fit for purpose and it hurts the developers as the sales will take a hit as a result, possibly even turning them away from PC development altogether.

Is it really such an unreasonable request to do something properly?

krazykidd:

rhizhim:

krazykidd:
Sure , as long as it's not paid DLC . Why should PC gamers get it for free and not us .

because they do not have another choice.

the playstation network and xbox live services sometimes demand money to distribute content on their system. money you cant demand from developers to burn for your entertainment.
see:
http://www.develop-online.net/news/39783/Tim-Schafer-Console-patches-cost-40k

I didn'T know that. Thats terrible. They have to PAY to put DLC on a console ? But if that's the case, why make DLC at all ?

He beat me to it, furthermore consoles seem to BAN FREE DLC ( http://www.vg247.com/2012/03/08/cd-projekt-releasing-free-dlc-for-the-witcher-on-360-may-be-a-bit-tricky/ and http://games.slashdot.org/story/09/03/21/021244/sony-charges-publishers-for-dlc-bandwidth-usage , not the only instances BTW, i remember Dungeon Defenders having trouble releasing free DLC there).

Why make DLC? Normally because it makes money? But no, it shouldn't be free on consoles because it can't be free, you need to pay Sony and Microsoft. The difference is wether From Software should pay a potentially big price for releasing it or the users pay 1 buck or so for it. I am more for the later.

No, this is an offering for the great PC master race and I shall not have you console peasants touch it.

No, unless they too, have to deal with GFWL.

krazykidd:
Sure , as long as it's not paid DLC . Why should PC gamers get it for free and not us .

I don't play, but I think if they did make it payed dlc that would be fine (not ideal and I'd want to be free). It like be with normal games, which are released and then get DLC, while GoTY editions (which come much latter) come with the DLC "for free".

I'd purchase it for the PS3 if it becomes available, but I would not care if its on the system or not.

The thing is I do not mind the notion of platform exclusive content. I really don't.

I thought one of the bosses that's in the PC version was removed from the console versions because it reduced their FPS to a crawl

Balobo:
I thought one of the bosses that's in the PC version was removed from the console versions because it reduced their FPS to a crawl

What..? How would having more bosses reduce the FPS? It's not like it needs to render them at every single moment.

Considering it was successful on consoles, it would be wrong to ignore such loyal customers. Very much in the same vein as to why it's even getting a PC release.

It should most definitely be available to console players, and should only be free if the cost of making the additional content is not incorporated into the price of the pc version.

Korten12:

Balobo:
I thought one of the bosses that's in the PC version was removed from the console versions because it reduced their FPS to a crawl

What..? How would having more bosses reduce the FPS? It's not like it needs to render them at every single moment.

No, the boss is too high poly to be rendered by consoles or something. It was just an individual boss that was causing this issue.

If they lowered the detail of the boss then *gasp* PC will get more detail! Then that means that they would be betraying their loyal fans and that wouldn't be right.

Yes, i see no problem with them bringing it to console.
Even as paid DLC.

Sure. eqaulity for everypme I say!

If FromSoftware is smart they will release the extra content on the PC version as free DLC for the console versions. If they don't they will most likely upset a lot of people.

kman123:
Sure, why not. Like how PC players got The Witcher 2 enhanced content for free.

I think that it should be available for console players and that it'd be odd if they didn't give it however comparing it to The Witcher is silly in my opinion. You shouldn't compare something neutral to something good, because then that makes the good appear neutral and the neutral appear bad.

Of course they should make it avaliable for console players. Paid or free, it doesn't matter.

of course they should, and of course they will. unless they decide that they just dont like money. i dont care if they do or dont though. even if they release dlc the same day, or sooner, as the pc release, ill still be picking up the pc release asap

Bat Vader:
If FromSoftware is smart they will release the extra content on the PC version as free DLC for the console versions. If they don't they will most likely upset a lot of people.

You are talking about the wrong company. Namco Bandai is the publisher so they decide on DLC and the like. From Software just makes stuff.

Angry Juju:

kman123:
Sure, why not. Like how PC players got The Witcher 2 enhanced content for free.

I think that it should be available for console players and that it'd be odd if they didn't give it however comparing it to The Witcher is silly in my opinion. You shouldn't compare something neutral to something good, because then that makes the good appear neutral and the neutral appear bad.

Now I'm confused. If you think The Witcher 2 stuff that was given to PC players for free to be neutral, then absolutely the Dark Souls content be given to console players is comparably neutral as well.

Eddie the head:
On that note isn't The Witcher 2 getting free dlc for the PC.

'Getting'? The Enhanced Edition patch/DLC went live the same day as the 360 version launched - 17th April.

Even thought the extra content was made for the X-box.

No it wasn't. The extra content was always intended for both platforms.

I fail to see how this is any different.

Well, superficially the situations aren't any different...

However, seeing as a you can't just throw up your files on any old file server for consoles to access like you can with a PC, trying to do it with a console game has a lot more obstacles in the way and it's harder to avoid people holding out their hand for cash to make things happen.

Also, CD Projekt Red has one advantage no other studio I know of has - their publisher is, thanks to the current structure of the CD Projekt Group, one of their subsidiaries.

FrostyChick:
It could very well make it to console, there isn't really a good excuse not to release it on consoles. But it won't be free, it costs the publisher/developer money to get content added to those systems.[quote]

From what I've heard most the extra content for the PC version was being planned to be released for the consoles anyway.

[quote]Is it really such an unreasonable request to do something properly?

It's not unreasonable to request it but if the usual quality of a console to PC port is any indication it's unreasonable to expect it to happen.

Seeing as it was the console crowd who made the game the success it is, I don't see why they shouldn't get the extra content as well, even if it requires being paid DLC.

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