Prey: Arkane knows you’re worried about the PC version, and it wants to assure you it won’t repeat Dishonored 2’s mistakes

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.

Source: Prey: Arkane knows you’re worried about the PC version, and it wants to assure you it won’t repeat Dishonored 2’s mistakes

System Shock Remake Kickstarter Is Live, Has A Demo

The remake (reboot, restart, reinstall, whatever…) of the original System Shock is taking shape quite nicely. Not just that. You, even as a non-Kickstarter-pledger, can actually try it in its pre-alpha cocoon right now just by hopping over to Steam. Simples.

Needless to say, we’re excited. So much so in fact, that we’re no longer able to hold it. The original was, wethinks, better than the more popular sequel. There. Now do your bit.

This remake of System Shock is doing more than just updating the look and feel, but will also keep “true to the classic experience, keeping all the things you loved, while updating the user interface and graphics to use a modern day engine (Unity).” The project has also enlisted Chris Avellone of Fallout 2, Knights of the Old Republic 2, and other great RPG fame to help bring System Shock back to life.

Source: System Shock Remake Kickstarter Is Live, Has A Demo