This has been bugging me for some time but the last straw came on Friday. Now for reasons that probably include the fact that a lot of people get the day off as its a federal holiday, and the fact that the holiday season starts soon after; Triple-A game developers often release big titles on Veterans Day.
To be honest I'd been hoping for a Dishonored 2 ever since I finished Dishonored 1.
Now after having the house cleaned and running to the store and all that because my siblings and I do that on veterans day because our parents served. I was finally able to load up Dishonored 2.
AAAAAANNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDDD FRAMRATE ISSUES
The first Dishonored had 'merely' a twenty five million dollar budget; this is on the smaller end of AAA budgets. Now after the runaway success of the game. it can be assumed that the budget of Dishonored 2 is probably at LEAST 35 million dollars. So why, with a budget that big does the PC port have framerate issues that make it borderline unplayable?
This is not an isolated case in recent years. Mafia 3 released last month, Deus Ex Mankind Divided and lets not forget the gigantic clusterfuck that was Batman Arkham Knight. All games that everyone knew were going to be in demand. All games that had budgets well over 30 million dollars.
Now by all accounts, these games, Dishonored 2 included, are supposed to be AMAZING, according to people who have actually them properly playable, like the console players and the handful of very very lucky PC gamers. Which makes it worse, as we are having to wait more time for you devs to fix your shit with patches while console players have the time of their lives.
The Xbox One runs a primitive version of WINDOWS FUCKING 10 THE SAME OS I'M USING ON MY COMPUTER AND IT RUNS GREAT ON THE XBOX ONE. The fact is that while yeah, some issues are expected day one, you don't expect the game to be basically unplayable when they had a budget thats in the tens of millions of dollars. THIS ISN'T FUCKING ROCKET SCIENCE PEOPLE, DO YOUR FREAKING JOB, I PAY SIXTY BUCKS FOR A GAME AND I EXPECT IT TO WORK.
Seriously, you should really remember what happened with aliens colonial marines.
Seriously, I know that you are working on a patch, but one has to suspect that when its this bad, you probably had been working on the patch at least a couple of weeks before release.
Now go fix what you made and give me a playable game. I'm looking forward to that.