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March 24th, 2011, 12:41
Originally Posted by KasperFauerby View Post
Guys - try reading the news post before throwing a fit

The actual word "port" is never mentioned in relation to Deus Ex - "pc version" is a better term.

Frankly I don't think many of you have any idea what so ever about how games are made, or what it actually means to have an external team working on a "pc version".

In itself it *does not affect* the actual game or content (graphics, levels etc). It's just very practical to have an external team doing all the compatibility work. Making sure the game runs well on all the different types of hardware out there. It especially makes a lot of sense when that company has a lot of experience doing exactly this work! Not all game companies can justify having many pc experts on their teams, since that expertise is only really needed for a relatively short time near the end of a project. The majority of game development is platform independent work.
People aren't worried about the content. People are worried about crappy UI for the PC and compatibility issues that goes with outsourcing "PC versions".

Especially when Edios reps said that the lead platform was the PC version last summer. Now, 1 month before release (and about 2 weeks before going Gold), we learn that they lied about that. Can you imagine what else they lied about?
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