Driver: San Francisco’s PC Version Delayed

When we learned yesterday that the Driver: San Francisco demo was out on consoles, we began making plans (in spite of the always-on DRM) to try it out on PC once the demo launched. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. Even worse, we also learned that the PC version won’t launch until a few weeks after the console version does.

According to a report on Blue’s News, Ubisoft has informed them that not only will there not be a PC demo, the PC version won’t be released until Sept. 27. Console versions are still slated to hit stores on August 30. Mac gamers are even worse off, as no release date has been set for that platform.

It’s getting a bit tedious to see games release on consoles weeks and even months ahead of PC. In many cases, it’s supposedly to ‘combat piracy,’ but that doesn’t wash. It’s time companies realized what pretty much everyone else already knows: PC gaming isn’t going anywhere, and there’s a huge market here. Unreasonable restrictions or silly delays won’t endear you to PC communities at all.

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1 Comment on Driver: San Francisco’s PC Version Delayed

jamess109

On August 12, 2011 at 3:05 am

My guess is that the publishers/developers halts PC versions of games so that gamers who have a PC and at least one of the consoles they are trying to get them to buy the console version first then the PC when finally released. 1. to make money for Microsoft/Sony 2. So they can get gamers to spend money on the console and pc version.

That’s their tactics – my guess. Excample: I had to buy Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood on the PS3 (I wanted to play it ASAP – although was bugged to its eyeballs with fps glitches & crashes – Ubisoft cheated PS3 gamers there). As they decided a month or 2 before original release they wanted to halt PC version 3 months before. So they got more money out of me that way.

How do they expect people to buy legit copies when it arrives to pc owners weeks/months later when pc gamers are treated like crap – I understand pc games are cheaper that’s only because your not paying part of the cash to Microsoft or Sony because its not on console. Its a huge con for the paying customer with a PC who had probably spent like myself over £1000 to play these games at top quality.