Blur PC or Blur Console?

#1 Posted by BulletStorm (487 posts) -

Controls, graphics and cost aside (Blur PC = 40 dollars wut?)  do you think I can count on the PC racing community to provide me with good online fun-times? Is there a PC racing community? The only PC racing game I ever played was well... Trackmania so I don't know. Help me out here!

#2 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

If you don't care about graphics or performance, clearly the answer is consoles. While there is a PC racing community, the one on consoles is going to be substantially larger. 

#3 Posted by FadedOasis (61 posts) -

I'm still waiting to see any news about dedicated server support.

#4 Posted by everdred (7 posts) -

I bought the PC version. Sounds like a lot of people on the official Blur forums are going with the PC version as well. The community should be pretty good. I just wish there was more information out there.

#5 Posted by Bones8677 (3224 posts) -

Unless you have one of those wheel shaped controllers for the PC. A racing game for the computer just seems wrong.

#6 Posted by Slih (2 posts) -
@Bones8677 said:
" Unless you have one of those wheel shaped controllers for the PC. A racing game for the computer just seems wrong. "
I just joined to reply to you, ok not really but yeah kinda. You are very wrong, there are a bunch of racing games for the PC and in fact it's better suited for racing games than consoles because there's a ton of wheels varying from the modest to those dedicated for true racing simulators, and I'm not talking about GT and Forza kind of games, I mean TRUE racing simulators. What is wrong is playing a racing game with the keyboard, but you can easily just plug in your favorite gamepad and you're set in case you don't have a wheel.
 
Now for the game and topic I'll be buying it for PC because my 360 is just gathering dust and I don't even have a gold account anymore, and I'm sure there will be plenty of people racing online. C:
#7 Posted by coaxmetal (1603 posts) -

I am getting it for PC, as I don't own a 360. And the control argument is stupid. Of course you won't play it with a mouse and keyboard, but the PC supports a lot more than just that. I will be playing it with a 360 controller, which happens to be fully supported on windows, allowing the playing of console ports as if they were on a console, except with the better performance and graphics afforded by a PC (mine, anyhow =P ).

#8 Posted by Bones8677 (3224 posts) -
@Slih said:
" @Bones8677 said:
" Unless you have one of those wheel shaped controllers for the PC. A racing game for the computer just seems wrong. "
I just joined to reply to you, ok not really but yeah kinda. You are very wrong, there are a bunch of racing games for the PC and in fact it's better suited for racing games than consoles because there's a ton of wheels varying from the modest to those dedicated for true racing simulators, and I'm not talking about GT and Forza kind of games, I mean TRUE racing simulators. What is wrong is playing a racing game with the keyboard, but you can easily just plug in your favorite gamepad and you're set in case you don't have a wheel.  Now for the game and topic I'll be buying it for PC because my 360 is just gathering dust and I don't even have a gold account anymore, and I'm sure there will be plenty of people racing online. C: "
Uh dude, you say I'm wrong and then repeat exactly what I just said...
#9 Posted by MachoFantastico (4590 posts) -

Haven't seen or experienced the PC version for myself, but I loved playing the multiplayer beta on consoles so going to go for that version.  
 
Can't wait till it hits though.

#10 Posted by Slih (2 posts) -
@Bones8677 said:
" @Slih said:
" @Bones8677 said:
" Unless you have one of those wheel shaped controllers for the PC. A racing game for the computer just seems wrong. "
I just joined to reply to you, ok not really but yeah kinda. You are very wrong, there are a bunch of racing games for the PC and in fact it's better suited for racing games than consoles because there's a ton of wheels varying from the modest to those dedicated for true racing simulators, and I'm not talking about GT and Forza kind of games, I mean TRUE racing simulators. What is wrong is playing a racing game with the keyboard, but you can easily just plug in your favorite gamepad and you're set in case you don't have a wheel.  Now for the game and topic I'll be buying it for PC because my 360 is just gathering dust and I don't even have a gold account anymore, and I'm sure there will be plenty of people racing online. C: "
Uh dude, you say I'm wrong and then repeat exactly what I just said... "
No because there are alternatives to play PC racing games if you don't own a wheel, and also I thought you were dissing PC racing games. C:

Whatever I just hope the game is nicely optimized, I really want to try one of those team events, it looks really fun! :D
#11 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Geno said:
" If you don't care about graphics or performance, clearly the answer is consoles. While there is a PC racing community, the one on consoles is going to be substantially larger.  "
#12 Posted by everdred (7 posts) -

Glad to hear more people are getting the PC version. :D

#13 Posted by BulletStorm (487 posts) -

I think I just decided to get it on the computer then :D

#14 Posted by regnits (39 posts) -

If you are getting it for PC, have Steam and want better online racing then there are Steam groups showing up now.

#15 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@Geno said:
" If you don't care about graphics or performance, clearly the answer is consoles. While there is a PC racing community, the one on consoles is going to be substantially larger.  "
Actually no Geno.  The SIM racing community is substantially more prevalent on PC.  Turn 10 have tried their best to turn that around with their games being pretty simmy, but the reality is that real Sim players all use PC because allows for a lot more granularity of control (IR Head Tracking) and higher resolution.  There are even subscription based driving games which have steep hardware requirements and so only appeal to a smaller audience yet stay in business well enough to continually update their content.
#16 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:
" @Geno said:
" If you don't care about graphics or performance, clearly the answer is consoles. While there is a PC racing community, the one on consoles is going to be substantially larger.  "
Actually no Geno.  The SIM racing community is substantially more prevalent on PC.  Turn 10 have tried their best to turn that around with their games being pretty simmy, but the reality is that real Sim players all use PC because allows for a lot more granularity of control (IR Head Tracking) and higher resolution.  There are even subscription based driving games which have steep hardware requirements and so only appeal to a smaller audience yet stay in business well enough to continually update their content. "
Really? I guess I was mistaken. 
#17 Posted by raddevon (437 posts) -

Does anyone know why the PC version is cheaper? This is Activision we're talking about here. They have been trying to push PC prices up to $60 with their recent releases. I can't help thinking the PC version must be feature deficient in some way for them to decide to not only avoid pushing the price up to $60 but to actually undercut the standard PC pricepoint of $50. I would totally rock the PC version if I weren't afraid of losing something over the console version.

#18 Edited by Lazyaza (2176 posts) -

Just did some browsing of a few PC forums on Blur.
 
Can confirm that PC version:
Only supports 360 brand game pads.
Has no wheel support.
No Steamworks support (no cloud or achievments)
No Windows Live requirement
Some people are having performance issues so game probably not optimized too well for all hardware though general opinion seems to be its fine.
The graphics settings are very limited apparently, just low, medium and high settings with resolution options.
Textures and so forth are straight console port so nothing has been altered for the pc version.
 
So basically typical lazy pc port, that's why its only 40 bucks.
Personally I'm not bothered with all that, I don't mind playing racing games with a keyboard and mouse, been doing it for years anyway what with Need for Speed etc and I dont even expect pc versions of games to have higher graphics options anymore.
No point hoping for things that just aren't going to happen most of the time these days.

#19 Posted by raddevon (437 posts) -
@Lazyaza: For some reason, it never occurred to me to read the Steam forums. Thanks for that. 
 
It seems like a no brainer. Most of the complaints I'm reading are, "This game is not properly optimized for PC." Throw in a pinch of, "Why is online not working on launch day?" and you have the same problems nearly every console-to-PC port has. Save $20 and run in a higher resolution! 
 
I adored the beta. I'll probably grab this... once I have money again.
#20 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2467 posts) -

Holy Christ, once again the UK-version is 50% cheaper.
 

 German retail vs. UK-import (+about 7€ for shipping)
#21 Posted by Zephan (48 posts) -

I'll be getting the 360 version as I doubt my Laptop an current PC will be able to handle it. I'll most likely get it next week at some point after I have some time with Red Dead. I'm sure the PC community will be large for the game anyway and if your pc can handle it you'll most likely get some cool graphical features no doubt. : )  (Though after reading the above comments that may not be the case) 

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