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Dark Souls PC Port Issues

There are various quotes on Eurogamer where From Software explains the difficulty they are having porting Dark Souls to PCs. "To be completely honest, we're having a tough time doing it due to our lack of experience and knowledge in terms of porting to PC. First we thought it would be a breeze, but it's turned out not to be the case. We're still developing right now - we're crunching right now," says producer Daisuke Uchiyama. "In Japan there's not much of a PC market and we haven't really taken into consideration that audience before. That's one of the reasons why we haven't been able to step up on the PC platform until now." He also admits that they are not including any PC optimizations, and have not been able to overcome the framerate issues the console versions exhibited in some areas. "In terms of the PC version, the quick answer is no, [we won't be fixing the frame rate problems]. Because we wanted to get the PC version out as soon as possible, it's more strictly a port from the console version. We haven't been able to step up into doing any specific optimisation for PC," he says. "However, in exchange for that, we have prioritised adding new content for both original players and new players."

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62. Re: Dark Souls PC Port Issues Jun 9, 2012, 20:09 JediPunisher
Jerykk wrote on Jun 9, 2012, 07:38:
Not really seeing your point. You claimed that next-gen consoles might be as powerful as high-end PC's.
Maybe you’ve mistaken me for a console fanboy… I am not.
I never said next-gen consoles would be equal in power to a high-end PC… they won’t be.
I simply said that it’s best to leave dumbed down console games for the consoles.

As for Rage, I wouldn’t have believed it either, but it plays better on my 360 than my $3K PC. Sure, my PC runs it at higher-res w/AA, but on my 360 I get a consistent, silky smooth 60fps.
Another is Fallout New Vegas… After preordering the PC collector’s edition and finding it to be a bug ridden mess, I bought a second copy for my 360 so I could play it. Unlike Rage, the PC version of NV looks 10 times better, but played better on the 360 due to fewer bugs.

Yes, I agree, most console games are better on the PC… but they are still dumbed down console ports!
I want a thriving PC market with original games that really push the limits, both in terms of graphics and gameplay… But it's not going to happen while every major developer is focused on the upcoming next-gen consoles.

This comment was edited on Jun 9, 2012, 20:16.
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