Got a top of the range PC? Want to buy Dead Space 3 to really show it off? Well, that might not be so wise, because – basically – it’s going to look exactly the same as the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
That’s according to the game’s executive producer Steve Papoutsis, who told Shacknews that they’re not putting a huge amount of effort into the PC port. That’s odd, given that both Crysis and Battlefield both look stunning on a decent rig.
“We continue to evolve our games as we develop them, but we certainly don’t target PC as something that’s going to be significantly different,” he said. “We aren’t trying to create disparity in the experience that our gamers enjoy; we want to make sure everyone’s having that same experience.
“At our studio we’ve always made console games. The biggest thing is we want to make sure the quality of the experience is consistent across all platforms so we don’t have one userbase saying it’s better on their system.”
It’s OK though – PC owners won’t have to use a smelly old controller. “The fact that we’re allowing you to control the game with a mouse and keyboard immediately makes the game feel different,” he added. That’s a really nice gesture.
Not that EA and Visceral aren’t giving the PC version a fair shot. “We seem a little bit discredited for the amount of effort that goes into it, quite honestly,” he remarked. “We want it to be great on all systems, that’s our approach.”
Dead Space 3 has suffered a fair bit of negative PR since its announcement. If it’s not co-op, it’s snowy outdoor sections. If it’s not those it’s microtransactions designed to soak up all your money in exchange for in-game currency. Poor game can’t catch a break.