Red Dead Redemption 2 (October 26 2018)


#322

Microsoft mandates that anything released for Xbox One after it gets released on PS4 has at least an upgrade from what the competitors got, or it does not see a release at all, so Sony is actually screwing themselves here.

@Spods You’re aware they’ve been doing that since Max Payne 3? That got about four multiplayer DLCs and no single player expansion.


#323

I actually didn’t know that. Is that the case with, for example, Call of Duty’s DLC on PS4? Even if it is the case, I’m not sure I understand how they’re screwing themselves though.

Sony will probably have RDR2 on their stage at E3, associating the most anticipated game of the year with their brand. The ‘exclusive’ content probably won’t be worthwhile but that won’t matter, they already have people considering RDR2 a PS4 title.

The upgraded version of that content wont be substantial enough to make it more worthwhile to buy the game on Xbox One, especially if you already own a PS4 version.


#324

Screwing themselves in terms of having what will ultimately be the inferior version just for early access. If Sony fights for even more content, it’ll just be a loop of one-upmanship till Sony gets tired or R* says “fuck it”. I suppose it matters most if you know about that policy before buying for either system, though. And as far as I know, it’s an agreement intended for all content released on competing platforms. It’s screwed XB1 users out of a few indies, but AAA devs never seem to have a problem abiding by it.


#325

Sony wouldn’t need to keep fighting for more content. All that matters is what happens pre-release. That’s when Sony hammer home that this is a PS4 title. By the time Microsoft have the ‘superior’ product, RDR2 won’t be grabbing headlines, it will be already too late, people will have bought the PS4 version.

Does Xbox get upgraded versions of the COD maps released on PS4 a month earlier?


#326

If their past performance is any indication, the launch of the SP game will be a phenomenal success, supplemented by a wide-ranging marketing campaign that rivals summer superhero movie blockbusters. The online component will be a mess at launch, with frequent server crashes and numerous updates. After a couple months, the online experience will stabilize and start to provide a cashflow with microtransactions. I’ve never played GTA Online, but it’s been wildly successful and I’d be surprised to see then deviate from that.


#327

Not upgraded maps, but more maps exclusive to the platform. It’s been the case till mid-2015, when Activision stopped.


#328

There’s also a petition started for PC version. 32,731 people have signed it, so 32,731 times $60 is like almost 2 million dollars. I don’t think R* wants to miss that.


#329

Sony is overrated I think.


#330

Where can I sign it?


#331

Just sign it with whatever name you want.


#332

I just signed it even though I’m on PS4 :joy: Signed it as Tobias Rieper obviously.


#333

Signed it too even though my PC sucks and I won’t be able to play it


#334

I signed it 1 hour ago, and 500+ have already signed after I did it. People want this game on PC!


#335

I dont want to ruin any expectations or anything, but this is rockstar

GTAV had a billion sigs, still didnt get made until a one&half year later

Don’t get any hopes up.


#336

And RDR never saw a PC release.

They should keep encouraging people to sign the petition though, there’s no harm letting R* know there’s demand for it.


#337

Yeah, there is no reason not to.
Just don’t expect much to happen.


#338

We can kinda play rdr1 soon since its coming to playstation now.


#339

This was because apparently rdr1 was a coding nightmare to port to pc. I expect they are making rdr2 pc friendly.


#340

That’s true. Most PS4/X1 games are easier PC ports than PS3/360 games.


#341

Damn, that trailer. I can see myself getting lost in that world like I did in the other red dead. I would often just ride my horse or walk around.

Sick night skybox. Beautiful, great music too