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Old 10-Apr-2012, 22:33   #26
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They could always strip out MP altogether, or at least have a very cut down basic version of it. I doubt many PC gamers would be interested in the MP aspect anyway vs the SP. People would obviously complain but they could offset that by maybe releasing both 2 and 3 with no MP as part of the same package. Keeping split screen co-op intact would please a lot of people too.
Especially since they cut split-screen from the original

I agree with pjbliverpool, we don't need deathmatch, give us Gears 2/3 with coop.

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I think they are looking for something to showcase UE4. That can't currently be done on consoles.

Once that mission is accomplished, I'm willing to bet they go right back to console first developement.

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The pragmatist in me agrees with you. Knowing Epic's recent with PC gaming ever since 2005, they are certainly trying to pull fast one.

OTOH, if all they want is sell UE4 licenses all they have to do is give Square Enix a license. Imagine the new Deus Ex game running on high end pcs with graphics on par with that UE4 engine trailer. :spooge: :
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Old 10-Apr-2012, 23:15   #27
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I hear they'll be working with John Romero for this PC Exclusive...
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Old 10-Apr-2012, 23:30   #28
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Old 11-Apr-2012, 22:57   #29
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Especially since they cut split-screen from the original
I'm more disappointed with the fact that they cut surround sound in the PC port of the original. Splitscreen is a nice option, but LAN/online co-op is where it's at.
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Old 16-Apr-2012, 07:44   #30
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I`d love a true successor to UT2004 - bright, colorful and not abused for showing off new engine effects. Not holding my breath tho.
Yeah, I would like to think they know that mechanics inseparably interact with aesthetics, and not create a noisy mess again. That stuff isn't just important, it's fundamental.
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Old 17-Apr-2012, 04:38   #31
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I'm more disappointed with the fact that they cut surround sound in the PC port of the original. Splitscreen is a nice option, but LAN/online co-op is where it's at.
Sadly, it's quite rare for a PC game to have surround sound...
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Old 17-Apr-2012, 13:14   #32
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What games are you thinking of specifically? I've played a lot of PC games over the years, and the most recent one I've come across besides Gears of War which doesn't support surround sound is Silent Hill 3. Heck, I'm currently playing Omikron: The Nomad Soul, a game from 1999, and it has great surround sound.

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Old 17-Apr-2012, 14:37   #33
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Sadly, it's quite rare for a PC game to have surround sound...
I don't know where this is coming from but I'm 100% sure it doesn't apply to any recent non-indie/non-low-budget PC game.

Unless you mean something other than positional audio.
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Old 17-Apr-2012, 18:01   #34
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Maybe he is referring to Dolby Digital AC3 sound.
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Or surround (4channel) vs 5.1
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Old 18-Apr-2012, 00:01   #36
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Maybe he is referring to Dolby Digital AC3 sound.
It's not up to PC games to support Dolby Digital anyway, Dolby Digital Live sound devices are what take the multichannel audio output by a game and encode that into an AC-3 bitstream.

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Or surround (4channel) vs 5.1
For most games that's just a matter picking the speaker configuration in the playback devices section of the Windows sound settings, and then the games will mix the audio for whatever configuration is selected.

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Old 18-Apr-2012, 00:50   #37
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One thing to remember about audio on pc is that anytime a video driver is updated on NVidia hardware it reverts the audio setting back to 2 speakers. So you have to go to preferences and set it back to 5.1.
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Old 01-May-2012, 22:37   #38
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I think is worth pointing out that even though they are making a PC-exclusive game, it still doesn't change the overall climate they are developing in and consequently their design philosophy. The industry is pretty different even compared to the time when UT3 came out, not to mention 2K4 or 99.

I wouldn't expect much from this TBH. If it's an FPS, expecting something with the mechanical complexity and variety of 2K4 and without some kind of Skinner Box systems in place is basically setting yourself for dissapointment.

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Old 01-May-2012, 22:59   #39
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It's this isnt it ?
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Uh, so a zombie game with cartoonish team FORTress 2-esque graphics, possibly L4D team shooter-like gameplay?

I guess Valve are a good target to plagiarize; it's the sincerest form of flattery after all.

Meh. Why do we get this as a PC exclusive? Belongs on a console, why can't this game fuck off over in that direction and stay there.
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This was shown long back without announcing any platforms. I am guessing its an iOS game for the iPad, not a PC exclusive.
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Old 02-May-2012, 06:34   #42
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Well it better be I sure hope, because it looks utterly pants for being an Epic title.
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Old 02-May-2012, 07:05   #43
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I'd say there's no chance Fortnite is iOS. They are working on an infinity blades title, which I'd think would be iOS.

And after some googling

http://gamerant.com/fortnite-platfor...-brian-142549/

Looks like Fortnite is PC. That doesn't mean it's exclusive tho I suppose.
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Old 02-May-2012, 13:02   #44
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some gameplay info
http://www.1up.com/news/talk-fortnite_3
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Old 03-May-2012, 09:16   #45
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I'm surprised that Epic got some ideas from Minecraft, whose concept creator stole from Infinimer and used it to get rich.

Fortnite is a blatant SourceForts rip-off.

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Old 03-May-2012, 09:57   #46
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I'm surprised that Epic got some ideas from Minecraft, whose concept creator stole from Infinimer and used it to get rich.

Fortnite is a blatant SourceForts rip-off.
There's been quite a history of that at Epic. There's been quite a few fan mod of the Unreal Tournament series that were then taken and made into a new game-type by Epic next time around. It a shame that they then usually abandon it instead of supporting it. Epic hasn't done anything particularly original for quite a while now, they just seem to like milking a franchise to the masses.
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Old 04-May-2012, 02:25   #47
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That looks horrible. Epic is going to lose big dropping this deuce on the pc, and blame the poor sales on piracy .

Like "look we tried, this just affirms our previous statements wrt piracy and the death of pc gaming"
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Moved a bunch of posts: http://forum.beyond3d.com/showthread.php?t=61879
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