No Online Play for the PC Version

#1 Posted by Bartman3010 (443 posts) -

Quoting the producer on NeoGAF and other sources, the PC version will have 4 player splitscreen local play, but not any sort of online play. (I guess at this point, theres no LAN play either)
 
“Truth is we did look at online support, be it GFW or some other method,” Lycett said. “When we looked into the cost vs the projected sales, the two didn’t add up. So as a result the feature wasn’t added to the game. One of the main reasons is that on PC people will steal it rather than buy it.”
 
So dont bother buying the game on Steam. That tidbit of 8 player online play is actually FALSE.

#2 Edited by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

This is why PC gaming is dead.

#3 Posted by Andorski (5173 posts) -
@Bartman3010 said:
" So dont bother buying the game on Steam. "
This is all that needs to be said... for the PC, 360, PS3, and any other version of this game.
 
Also... Giant Bomb forums need a strikeout option for text formatting.
#4 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

Such a travesty.

#5 Posted by BulletStorm (487 posts) -
@Coltonio7: I'd hardly say PC gaming is dead because Sega whines like a bitch about pirating. 
#6 Posted by Spam101 (142 posts) -

Well no one is going to buy it now.
No MP no £

#7 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

Shit, sorry old thread

#8 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -
@Andorski said:
" Also... Giant Bomb forums need a strikeout option for text formatting. "
There is one, . On the formatting bar, go to Insert > HTML, then write whatever you'd like to strike through surrounded by <s> and </s>. It works like magic! 
 

@Coltonio7 said:
" This is why PC gaming is dead. "
I wouldn't say "why," but I might say "a symptom of how." 
  

@BulletStorm said:
" @Coltonio7: I'd hardly say PC gaming is dead because Sega whines like a bitch about pirating.  "
Is "whines like a bitch" really the right phrase to describe admitting that there's a shrinking market wherein either your game is pirated beyond being profitable or you're crucified for putting DRM in your game? Lycett wasn't whining, he was being a realist.
#9 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2451 posts) -
@BulletStorm said:
" @Coltonio7: I'd hardly say PC gaming is dead because Sega whines like a bitch about pirating.  "
Is "whines like a bitch" really the right phrase to describe admitting that there's a shrinking market wherein either your game is pirated beyond being profitable or you're crucified for putting DRM in your game? Lycett wasn't whining, he was being a realist. "
Thing is, a good online mode is the best mechanism against piracy, especially with this one being a racing game. The piracy will only increase now, given the game is worth pirating in the first place.

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