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Dead Space 3 PC to be a no-frills port

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 03:04 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Dead Space 3′s PC version won’t be bursting with the additional features so beloved of the Master Race.

Visceral Games told games.on.net to expect a straight port, with just a few custom graphics options.

The port will not support DirectX 11, and will not be accompanied by optional high-resolution textures.

There won’t be any graphical enhancements over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, either, but as both are quite gorgeous to look at that’s not so hard to take.

Dead Space 3 launches on all three platforms in early February. If you pick it up on the same system you played Mass Effect 3 on, you can unlock N7 armour for Isaac and Carver.

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33 Comments

  1. nani17

    Well I know it wot hurt there pocket but I see no reason why I should buy this game day one. Maybe when it’s cheap I might pick it up on pc or on a console.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. maximuslupus

    This, ladies and gentlemen. This is why we can’t have nice things. We’re getting held back by 7+ year old consoles and micro-transactions. This is why I want this year’s E3, Gamescom, TGS, PAX, whatever, to reveal a new generation of consoles, with specs that can at least compete with a high-end computer.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. roadkill

    “as both are quite gorgeous to look at” Yeah right! Lol! Well then, if I ever decide to play this crap I’ll definitely play a cracked version.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. onetwo27

    Oh my …. you lost one pre order. The game looked horrible on the xbox

    #4 2 years ago
  5. xxJPRACERxx

    Well, at least we’ll still be able to play it in 1080p @ 60 fps with good AA and AF.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Vice

    Alright. I getcha. And I will answer by pirating it. Have a nice day.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    As long as it runs good and the controls are well implemented, i don’t see any reason to excuse pirating it. Entitled brats.

    It still has Microtransaction though.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Samoan Spider

    There are a few things coming out this year that I have waited a while to throw my wallet at. But this purchase will happen later when its gone down.

    @7 You’re dead on the money with ‘entitled brats’. Pirating is inexcusable and THAT is why we can’t have nice things. This attitude needs to change.

    Don’t like it, dont play it.
    Don’t want to pay full retail, then play it in 6 months time at 1/2 price.
    Pirate it and this shite will continue and get worse because they wont invest time to not earn money.

    Edit: Just to say the game does ‘look’ good, but that’s subjective and maybe people won’t agree, but it doesn’t look horrible. And besides, why are we still on the whole ‘i wantz moar texturez and stuffs 4 da game else dey is shit!’ when gameplay is suffering as a result in many cases.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. loki

    Dead Space’s PC port sale failed
    Dead Space 2′s PC port sale total failed
    Dead space 3э PC port failure is inevitable.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    Why is anybody surprised? Visceral have been lazy cunts at PC versions since the start of the Dead Space series.

    What was their answer to DLC in DS2 on PC? Dump it all into the game whether you want it or not with no way to turn it off, thereby breaking the balance of the game by giving you access to souped up weapons and armour right at the start.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Maximum Payne

    @10 This.
    They didn’t even want DS2 for PC at begging

    #11 2 years ago
  12. TheBlackHole

    There’s no point investing heavily on PC ports, because the ROI just isn’t there.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. hyperbaric

    I didn’t buy the other two Dead Space games because of mouse acceleration. Seems these clowns don’t learn.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Samoan Spider

    @12 This! +1

    Maybe they wont get away with being so bloody lazy on the next gen as they will be using PC hardware and the investment will not be a gamble for them.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. absolutezero

    Remember that EA is one of only two publishers to charge significantly more for PC versions, the other being Activision.

    So asking more for less. Thanks EA!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Fin

    @14

    The hesitancy in porting games to PC isn’t just to do with the difficulty in porting, there’s more than that – in this thread alone, people said they were going to pirate Dead Space 3.
    Not exactly a friendly atmosphere for a developer to come into.

    @8

    +1

    #16 2 years ago
  17. absolutezero

    Look at the difference between the ports of Borderlands 1 and 2. Now look at the sales for the PC.

    It does make a difference. It also leads to far more praise and a customer base thats more inclined to purchase the next release. I thought that would be fairly obvious.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Samoan Spider

    @16 I realise that there are far more problems involved in porting but I can’t think why they still lock the graphical sliders these days when the engines are pre baked with a lot of extra bells and whistles already in them. This is belligerently choosing not to allow them to those with extra horsepower.

    @17 and we need a lot more companies like Gearbox to keep this goodwill alive.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. roadkill

    Fin are you retarded? They are creating this atmosphere. EA is asking us to pirate it.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. havok585

    #8, who the hell u think u are telling others what to buy or what not to buy, what to pirate or what not to pirate? huh?

    Geezes freak, the retard level in these posts, amaze me…

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Fin

    @19
    @20

    You pirate, you’re part of the problem.
    You’re the reason developers don’t put effort into PC ports – “why should we put effort in, people will just pirate it anyway”.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. absolutezero

    Put more effort into a port = Sell more.

    Piracy should never be taken into account because theres not a single way to know if the pirate would have ever bought the game had it not been available for free. Jesus this is elementary stuff here, if you provide a better service more people will be willing to pay for it.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Samoan Spider

    I’m not telling you what to buy or when but I am just saying that you need to expect more of the same if you don’t change. A thought exercise for you: who was in the wrong during the cold war?
    Also an argument is invalid when being a retard is you’re only retort.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Es

    @23
    Piracy aside, you do realise that the same logic applies to the devs as well, don’t you? They keep providing a lousy service, hence, potential customers keep being put off. Whether afterwords they pirate it due to being ‘entitled brats’ or decide to responsibly not pay for it and not play it, is their personal choice. An argument on why piracy is bad could be made if the port in question was excellent and, therefore, customers had nothing to be put off by on the technical side of things, but that’s not the case here. It all comes down to quality of service as #22 pointed out.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Samoan Spider

    No denying that at all. But if pirating is the way of telling these people you don’t like what they are doing then how are things going to change. Devs and pubs are both guilty of alienating the audience though and they need to up their game like some do already. Im no angel but this knee jerk reaction doesn’t help. I like the dead space series and I will play it anyway but if someone does a bean count and decides not to bother with PC next time. We lose out. We know Big Content makes up piracy costs anyway so why give them an excuse to tarnish us further with out spoken viewpoints condoning piracy as a valid response to poor quality.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Es

    Agreed, both sides need to start using some common sense. Fortunately, as you said, there are some companies that do and could lead by example. And I’d like to think those acting like spoiled brats are just a vocal minority that shouldn’t be listened to anyway.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. YoungZer0

    @21: You can use the same argument for console games. That’d a dumb argument and as absolutezero points out, there is no way to know.

    Anyway, i think pirating started to become more frequent when things like GFWL and DRM were introduced.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. deathm00n

    I pirated since I started playing games in the PS1 era (SNES and Atari 2600 I had all original because you know, I think you can’t pirate that). I grew up pirating, and it was fine. But after my first original game in PS3, I said to myself, never again I will pirate, even with shit like that, I will simpy not play it, it’s easy, there’s plenty more games I can spend my money in. So yes, now I despise pirating and I don’t think there’s excuses to do it.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. freedoms_stain

    The logic that a game developer should put minimal effort into PC versions because potential piracy makes it less worthy of effort is astoundingly poor, as is “buy shit ports, that’ll encourage them to do better in the future.”.

    Trust me, if business men think they can take your money while spending less, they will, and gladly.

    EA want £39.99 for Dead Space 3, an admitted low effort port that sells as “limited edition” with a handful of low effort in-game items supposedly as the carrot to justify that price and title.

    Borderlands 2 retailed at launch for £29.99 with an entire character class as a preorder incentive, Gearbox also made a decent (although imperfect) effort at the PC version. Which product sounds more attractive ignoring personal gaming preferences?

    Gabe N famously said that you win pirates with the quality of your service. EA seem to believe the best business model is to squeeze your existing customers instead of trying to win new ones.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. DSB

    I like how people default to eating the publishers preferred narrative without bothering to confirm any of it. As their earnings reports clearly show, a PC version tends to earn as much as one on either console, provided it isn’t packaged with obstructive DRM.

    Could it be that some just don’t care about quality, and would rather save a bit of money whereever they can? NO! Surely that’s absurd.

    Anyway…

    The original Dead Space was an abysmal port as well. The main difficulty in the game was the lag caused by the poor optimization.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Vice

    I’m just going to put this example here:
    Batman Arkham City — they bothered to actually include DX11 support, tesselation and high res textures. I’ve bought that and I’m happy with my purchase. That’s how you make PC games. We do NOT yiffin’ buy 1000 eu worth PC’s to have same ugly shit as console gamers. That’s not how things work. I’m by far not a rich man, if given a reason, I’d much rather spend money for something else than a shitty half-arsed port, and it’s very easy to find that reason with many games.

    Also, Crysis-3 is going to use everything possible technology-wise on PC after they went after consoles and disappointed PC gamers with second game. If that doesn’t proves that PC market IS important and console not as much as everyone seems to think, then I don’t know what does.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. roadkill

    @21 F**k off douche-bag! I don’t like playing cracked games. I like to support developers. I have pirated only 2 games in the last 4 years, 1 because it was overpriced and 1 because I simply didn’t and still don’t have enough money to buy it. But I will grab this s**t and distribute it any way I can (I’m not even going to play it really) just because EA is trying to sell me an inferior product.

    edit: @27 Exactly!

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Meta_Dragon

    Wow, how stupid is that? I was going to buy this title too.

    #33 2 years ago

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    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]