Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PC version requires Internet connection? [UPDATE]

A fix is on the way.

[UPDATE] Konami is aware of the issue and a fix is on the way.

The original story is below.

The PC version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance launched today, but its arrival was not without issue.

Numerous Steam users are reporting today on the game's forums and to Kotaku that the single-player game will not function without an Internet connection. The game reportedly will not start while in Steam's offline mode. What's more, if your Internet connection drops, you'll supposedly be kicked from the game right away.

It is possible that the issue is a simple bug and not any kind of DRM from Konami, but that remains to be seen. We've reached out to Konami for comment but have not heard back yet.

As Kotaku points out, the Steam product page for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance does not inform purchasers that the game requires an Internet connection. The game originally launched for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in February 2013.

The PC version includes previously released DLC (Blade Wolf, Jetstream, and VR Missions) and runs at 60 fps.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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X-RS
X-RS

Who else thought of Ninja Gaiden Seeing the tiny thumbnail?

virtualskill
virtualskill

For those that haven't played it - this is a really solid game imo. 

: )

grognard66
grognard66

This is a disappointingly buggy port.  Hopefully Platinum will address these shortly.  The game ran in single digit FPS when running through my TV because of the limited and capped screen resolutions, but when I switched it to a computer monitor that matched one of the available resolutions it ran smoothly at 60 fps.  Also, many users are reporting crashes when switching away from the default windowed mode to full screen but I didn't experience that issue myself.

MrAVKV
MrAVKV

Konami and Platinum Games have confirmed it's a bug. They are working on the issue.

riotinto876
riotinto876

"and runs at 60 fps" - gotta love these remarks when we're talking about a pc game and all the possible hardware variations it ensues.

variable21
variable21

I preordered it during a steam sale, paying 14 Euros for it. I love hacknslash games with good mechanix (huge fan of bayonetta) so this one was a nobrainer. The PC port runs excellent and i have a poor iMac from 2011 where i run Windows 7 on it. It runs on 1080p with about 45 FPS average... this port is truly well done i mean it. For the always on issues, i didnt recognize them, because my internet never dropped... but i already read that it is actually a steam bug and will be fixed, so 9/10 ( but you shoudlnt take the story really serious i guess, far too cheesy and over the top even for metal gear ...).... but... BUY IT, its freaking AWESOME how the combat feels... got it ? .. .buy ...now...! thx gl hf.  

Aeondeity
Aeondeity

CDProjekt Red has the right concept on what to do regarding DRM.

Developers everywhere should follow their path.

Hammershock6
Hammershock6

I wish devs and publishers would just do away with DRM, it does nothing but limit the consumer and create more piracy. People use to pirate cause they couldent afford the game, now they pirate to avoid DRM.

zerofrust
zerofrust

Whenever it was intended or not, it can be bypassed.Something a lot of those companies don't seem to get,all you do is to creating an inconvenience for your paying consumers not pirates.

Releasing half assed products has become a trend lately whenever it's on PC or console.

wexorian
wexorian

Meeh i don't care about this game, they killed my expectations and hype with TOO LATE RELEASE

croxus
croxus

This game has many many bugs, you realise that the game is heavily bugged when you get one the very first time you try out the game.

As for the always on DRM, we should ask for compensation, it is immoral not to announce your customer for such a foul restriction...

funkyzoom
funkyzoom

I'm NOT buying any PC game associated with Hideo Kojima because he turned his back on PC gamers after Metal gear Solid 2. Now, as if to tell PC gamers that he cares about them (which he doesn't), he just brings some spin-off title to the PC. I just hope this game gets pirated no end, so that Kojima never even considers putting out games for the PC again. Or else, he could just bring Metal Gear SOlid 3, 4 and 5 to PC, which would win PC gamers over and make them buy his games.


P.S. To those immature console gamers who might say that piracy is the reason why he stopped bringing games on to the PC, you very well know that this reason doesn't hold good anymore. Now console games are pirated as much as PC games, and in fact, are out on torrent sites a few days before the PC version. And look at how GTA V got pirated left and right, in spite of being a console exclusive.

lostn
lostn

@virtualskill I dunno, it looks uncharacteristically gory for an MG title, and I was never a huge fan of Raiden.

skabb912
skabb912

@grognard66 Then why "report" things that other people said on internet forums and comments? You just needed to be heard huh?

snaketus
snaketus

Yeah, but If it's poorly made and its simulation speed is tied to fps then it's disaster. Like NFS Rivals on pc is locked to 30 fps and if you hack it to run 60 fps the simulation also doubles and renders game unplayable. This is very stupid game design and inexperienced pc devs tend to do that. Wonder why EA game was mess lile that. they have made for pc forever. Locking or even capping frame rate on pc is simply stupid thing to do, because someone isn't able to run steady 60, some want at least 60, some aim 120 etc.

But yeah I think this is not Konami drm and it's something to do with Steam. Nice click proof title tho!

skabb912
skabb912

@variable21 Some people just need to be heard, even if its something nobody cares about, like a game review in the comments section of a loosely related news story. When they announced that Heath Ledger died before The Dark Knight, did you go onto that story's comment section and tell everyone what you thought of the movie?

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

@Aeondeity Witcher 2 released with DRM, and CDProjekt didn't remove it until fans complained.

JackNief
JackNief

@croxusCompensation is likely going to be a patch to fix the bug which prevents offline play... and hopefully a number of other bugs as well.

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

@funkyzoom Na....I don't play PC games, but I could if I wanted to. Every now and then I'll download a PC game that is also on consoles just to try it out before I buy it for PS3/360. To download games for PS/Xbox, the consoles need to be modded. They can't play downloaded games without modification of the console. A PC requires ZERO modifications to play pirated games. Hence the much higher PC pirating of games. I download the shit out of movies/TV shows because I'm an American working overseas and can't access my fav TV shows from the USA here. I'm a member of many torrent sites and the # of people downloading console games vs PC games is a huge difference. Even on the public torrent sites, the PC games pirated vs console games is a huge gap in #s. Yes some console gamers pirate also. If it was as easy as pirating for PC, the #s would be equal, but it's not as easy on consoles. I don't want to modify my consoles and many people don't. 


On Piratebay for instance, Assassins Creed 4, the top 15 torrents:


12 of them are PC, 2 are 360 and 1 is PS3. 

Roughly 9500 people downloading/seeding for PC, 1100 for 360, and 321 people for the PS3 version.


Well, if it's not because of pirating, then why the hell don't they put the games on PC at the same time as consoles?????????? ;)  What possible reason exists???? Do the companies not want to make money? Why wasn't GTA 5 on PC the same day???? Hmmmmm.....hehe


funkyzoom
funkyzoom

@MAGIC-KINECT

I'll counter all you said.

 

Regarding the number of seeds/torrents on PirateBay - See, its like this. Console games (at least the previous gen ones) always need to be on a disc. So, people who pirate console games just burn it on multiple discs (sometimes hundreds) to distribute amongst friends or sell them at one tenth the price of the legitimate copy. But in case of PC, almost everything is digital. So, PC pirates just download individually, whereas every console game downloaded illegally is very much likely to end up on several discs. Obviously, its impossible to track this, hence the general [erception is that PC games are pirated more than console games (which is not true at all).

Then you say people wouldn't like to mod their console - Let me tell you, the easiest way (which several people I know have done) is to own TWO consoles - one normal and the other modded. The combined cost of two consoles is still lesser than that of a mid-range gaming PC. So they simply use the normal one to play games online, and use the modded one to play offline (without any risk of a ban). 

The third thing you asked, is why don't game companies release games on the PC at the same time as consoles - There are various answers for that. In case of consoles, a part of the revenue from every sale goes to Sony or Microsoft. Also, if games come out together for both consoles and PC, most people would obviously prefer PC (due to better graphics, mod support, choice of keyboard/mouse or controller etc.). Due to this, the console manufacturers strike a deal with game publishers to keep make their game console-exclusive for a certain period or forever. Another reason is, it is much more difficult to develop games for a heterogeneous platform like the PC (because every PC has different hardware combinations, different vendors etc.) compared to consoles (because all XBox/Playstation consoles in the world have identical hardware). So the developers are either incompetent to do this, or too lazy for this extra work. Obviously, game companies can never mention these genuine reasons in public, so they take the easy way out by giving 'piracy' as an excuse and making out PC gamers to be the biggest villains of the gaming industry. 

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@MAGIC-KINECT@funkyzoom

 Number of seeders dwindle over time,  360 seeders were much higher at launch.  And most console piracy happens in shops selling pirated discs and modchips like my country where a launch game would go for 5$ pirated on console.


skabb912
skabb912

@FAIL_TR0LL @MAGIC-KINECT @Sundberg_man says the angry teenager that would rebel against eating if he thought that one other person would think he was cool for doing it. So transparent yet too dumb to realize that we all see through you...

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@noandno@TenraiSenshi@FAIL_TR0LL@MAGIC-KINECT@Sundberg_man 

Hope you remembered to plug your thermal exhaust port this time.


funkyzoom
funkyzoom

@KadeStorm

Thanks for the appreciation. People these days are so ignorant. Like you mentioned, they just believe whatever nonsense the game companies say. 

KadeStorm
KadeStorm

@funkyzoom @MAGIC-KINECT Very well said, and I should warn you that this is part of the propaganda that publishers and middle-management use to alienate consumers from the developers while ripping off both sides and feeding lies into the ether.

Magic-Kinect, I'm afraid, is a classic example of the starry-eyed automaton of such a propaganda. It's appalling that he used such shoddy kettle-logic to explain his argument vis-a-vis piracy when he could literally prove NOTHING based on those figures.

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

@MAGIC-KINECT My guess is you living in Thailand or Malaysia. I have seen Malls selling pirated stuff and making a fortune out of it. 

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@noandno@zerofrust 

They probably have bigger fish to fry, here we don't even have laws concerning digital piracy that I'm aware of, I had a police officer asking me where he can mod his son's PS3 and buy pirated discs for it. 

noandno
noandno

@zerofrust Somehow, the police never close down this kind of store. Not sure why..........................

zerofrust
zerofrust

@noandno @MAGIC-KINECT 

That's what i found the most striking.*Legit* stores selling pirated console games like it was normal lol it's insane.

noandno
noandno

@MAGIC-KINECT @noandno yes. like that. except they're selling it on a building like it is a legit game store. somehow, they're not closed down yet

hmm..................

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

@noandno They sell pirated movies like Starbucks here. Street vendors everywhere. Even in the big malls, they sell pirated movies. Not games tho ( not in big malls/legit stores )

noandno
noandno

@MAGIC-KINECT @noandno At least in my country, video game stores that sells pirated games flourish. They sell games for a very low price and I think that's one of the reason why console games aren't pirated as much as PC games

People don't want to burn game into DVD. There's my theory

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

@noandno The games I buy here are genuine and the codes for the "extra" content are always good. 

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

@noandno   29 Data Blitz gaming stores here, as well as other stores that sell Console/PC games. What's your point about trying to buy games here??? LOL 

noandno
noandno

@MAGIC-KINECT @noandno You're lucky. I can't find any video game store that sells unpirated games. I think that's one of the reason why console games are not pirated like hell

zerofrust
zerofrust

@MAGIC-KINECT @zerofrust @funkyzoom 

Your "twatery" knows no bound, i'm currently replying to you below...