Have a look at some gameplay for Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, which takes place after the events of Dishonored 2. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is out next month, and is a standalone expansion to Dishonored 2.
OK Arkane (Bethesda?), you lost me there. Is this another Dishonored, and if not, what’s the point of it being standalone? Was there ever anyone complaining about the first’s DLC not being standalone? Or is there something else at play, something perhaps related to the unmitigated technical disaster that Dishonored 2 was? But that’s not even the biggest problem I have with this.
It brings players back to the Empire of the Isles, allowing them to take on the role of Billie Lurk. She has her own set of supernatural abilities, weapons and gear, making her the ultimate assassin.
That may all be well and great as far as innovation attempts go, but it’s just not Dishonored! Arkane is pushing the series farther and farther from where I personally see its very foundation; the steampunk-but-not-quite, the supernatural-but-not-quite. The original was a superhero story, but, yeah, you guessed it, not quite. This one just seems like fuck it, let’s just go all-out on the fantasy crap. I hope I’m wrong.
Following an unmitigated fiasco that was Dishonored 2 on PC – and on XBox, and on PlayStation, yep, all of ’em – Arkane are evidently willing to go scarcely precedented lengths to rejuvenate your passion for pre-order culture. That is, by talking you into it.
“We’re pretty confident,” Colantonio told Gamespot in an interview. “First of all, it’s not like we first do the game on console and then in the end we suddenly port the game to PC. It starts on PC. That’s how game development works.”
See, you ignorant worm? You’ve no idea how shit works. That’s why Dishonored 2 is still unplayable for many, six months after launch. This shit matters, man. Somehow.
“At this point the game is fully ready, but that’s what we’ve been doing for the past months–a lot of tests on different configurations and making sure it works. So we’re pretty confident. You never know. But we’re pretty confident.”
We’re so confident that we’re giving you, rich PC folk shelling out thousands on hardware just because y’all feel like it, a free fucking demo to try before you buy! Oh. Wait, we actually didn’t. But feel absolutely free to violate Steam’s T&Cs and give their refund system some good ol’ abuse.
We play games. Their makers owe us nothing but products they care about. Concluding that the original Dishonored must’ve been some freaky accident among all this dickery. Arkane, you’re out.