Red Faction: Guerrilla consoles advance, PC retreats

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 editions of Volition's shooter now due June 2, desktop version falls to "summer."

Volition Inc.'s Saint's Row 2 was one of the few bright spots in THQ's otherwise grim fiscal year. The title sold 2.6 million units through the end of THQ's fiscal year, pushing the franchise to more than 5 million in sales. Given the studio's ability to ship high-selling products, it stands to reason, then, that THQ is eager for Volition to release its next project, Red Faction: Guerrilla.

Keep the ostrich at a distance...

Today, THQ confirmed for GameSpot that Red Faction: Guerrilla on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is now expected to be released on June 2, a week earlier than previously announced. Unfortunately, PC gamers will be left to wait a bit longer, as THQ also noted that the desktop edition has been bumped to a broad "summer" release window. According to a THQ representative, the PC edition's delay came as a result of the title requiring additional development time.

Red Faction: Guerrilla is set on a terraformed and colonized Mars that saw an uprising of miners in the first two games. The forthcoming entry will depict the struggle between descendants of a martian mining colony and the totalitarian Earth Defense Force looming over them. In addition to physics-based destruction, Red Faction: Guerrilla will allow players to kill one another with a very large bird.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Red Faction: Guerrilla.

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Humorguy_basic
Humorguy_basic

PC games, other than the odd Fallout 3 and GTA IV make very little money, hence they get very little attention. It's sad, but that is the way it is now for PC gaming. Oh,and the Gamespot complaints? When a site goes 'multiformat' PC gaming is the first to suffer! For example, go to all the major sites and see if you can find a PC games chart!

Manofherbz
Manofherbz

Man, this thread is sad. Is it really always like this? It all reads like a room full of people yelling at each other at the top of their lungs. So much for reasonable discussion. Personally, I believe I will wait for this game to come out for PC because my monitor has a higher resolution than my TV and I don't have the money for a HDTV and I can plug my 360 controller into the PC and play that way if I feel the need to. Sorry if this offends some people, but I will do like I usually do: Torrent the game and play it through once. If it has sufficient replay value, I will buy it. This attitude may seem reprehensible to some, but it's the only solution I've found to avoid being conned into paying 60 to 80 bucks (Canadian, tax included) for a game I can beat in four hours and will never play again. Until a safe and reliable way of renting games on PC is invented. It's what I'm going to keep doing. Yeah, in the end I don't buy many games, but I support companies that make games I enjoy playing. Of course, unscrupulous people will just download the game and keep playing the pirated version, but that's between a person and their conscience. The best solution, in my opinion, is a society where everyone is mature and enlightened enough to police themselves and resolve issues peacefully and fairly (i.e: a pipe dream, but I can always keep hoping...). That was my opinion, maybe you agree, maybe you don't. Either way, I don't really care. Peace, children. The Big P has spoken

DetN8
DetN8

I seriously cannot understand why developers seem to have such a "console, console, console" mentality. Why does everyone on this planet seem so ready to cater to the LOWEST common denominator rather than pushing the limits of PC technology and letting the poor, hamstrung console users cope with a toned-back, ported from PC to console, lite-version. If I remember correctly, didn't consoles first start as a bare bones gaming PC... Well, us PC users and our tech have evolved a lot faster than the consoles (dual GTX280's and 3.4Ghz anyone?) - Let's use it dev's... Ok, my rant.... I haven't had my coffee yet.

JBMasterIkari
JBMasterIkari

With all the games that are going to come out on these 3-4 months I'm going to forget this one, and when it cames out Im sure its quality will be surpassed already. Example: Playing the PC version of Halo even after all the videos/comparison pictures advertising the higher res textures and all the better effects that they were working on just for the PC but when you actual got the game it looked like crap just like the console version because by that time a lot of other games came out setting the quality bar up so when you saw the same game that came out ages ago on a console it was unplayable. That's my experience with console ports and over delayed games.

d_campbell
d_campbell

Seriously gamespot, get your sh!t together, first your site phucks out in general and now you can't even bother to update us. It's june 3rd, that's right june 3rd and it still says the pc version came out yesterday. Screw this i'm switching over to IGN, and game site that isn't impossibly stupid.

Incrognito
Incrognito

ffs, the PC page still says it's due 6/2/2009, even as of today, 6/2/2009. That's right. I walked into Gamestop today all happy and excited only to be completely deflated by the news that MY game would not be coming out for another 3 months. Thanks a lot Gamespot for keeping your page up-to-date Q_Q.

HardCore_PC_Gmr
HardCore_PC_Gmr

============================= === PC Gaming now and forever !.. =============================

assasain47
assasain47

extra development time=we're releasing the pc version later so we can make as much money as possible off the console version. Of course theyll blame piracy...but most fail to realize that PC games arnt hardly given the same shelf space as console games. Plus how are they gonna delay it if it has nothing different then the console version? With violations track record...i hardly believe this explanation.

Jeypee11
Jeypee11

This looks good and all, but I'm still getting Battlefield: BC 2

First-Irish-Lad
First-Irish-Lad

Well hopefully it will not be another Saints Rows 2, with the extra time that's being put into it.

snake289
snake289

@ mistaicyfresh11 Lol crappy matchmaking,slower connections and 16 players + lack of mods doesn't make better MP deluded 360 fanboy.

Wolfie600
Wolfie600

Both demos are awesome and a must buy for Xbox 360 or Ps3 this june.

OnlyTbone
OnlyTbone

I'm not really interested in this. I heard the first one was "amazing" and "revolutionalized." The demo was not good.

rocket_master
rocket_master

@azureblade89: We get no support for multiplayer, it's all P2P online. Also no SDK or any modding content of any kind are being released. These are the only things that made RF1 stand strong, even to this day.

stakex007
stakex007

@azureblade89 As a PC gamer I think the delay can only be a good thing since Volition has a bad history of PC porting, and I really hope they take their time with this one. But there isn't going to be extra content for the PC version. Not only have Volition pretty much said there will be no modding tools, there hasn't been any mention of additional content from them. I assume your taking the "additional development time" part of this article to mean more content... but that could simply mean they are spending extra time making sure the port is good.

anime-2k3
anime-2k3

Going off of Volition's last PC port this is going to be crap.

azureblade89
azureblade89

Hmm...lucky PC users; you get the game for $10 less and additional content. Why b*tch? that's pretty epic.

BloodMist
BloodMist

Taegre...it's gaming, in general.It's not just PC gaming.Stop being a fool and realize that.

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

I dont know why other PC players are complaining so much. "More time for development" usually means that there will be more stuff (kind of like fable lost chapters that got release way late but with the afformentioned lost chapters tacked on). For those of you that are thinking about boycotting the game because of this and other mundane reasons just remember that if you didnlt genuinely want to play the game, you wouldn't be so pissed when you heard this news.

GoldisPower08
GoldisPower08

Lol that's why pc exclusive games are the only good pc games!

afrosud12
afrosud12

oh well, play on an xbox, play another PC game, watch TV, earn some money...... sooo many things that can be done waiting for this game and soooo little reason to grip about it (aimed whiners)

plapshapaul
plapshapaul

wtf that's just outrageous, first no demo and now this?!! that's it i'm not buying this unless there will be some kind of extra pc-exclusive content

Taegre
Taegre

The problem is those people form the governing majority of PC gaming, and henceforth you see a demand for games like Crysis on the PC and not titles like Planescape: Torment, Half-Life, or any of the kind of games that made the PC great through the 90's. That's why little attention is paid to the PC versions of games like Saints Row 2 or Red Faction Guerilla. The publishers figure that since those games are focused more on gameplay than graphics, most PC gamers won't be interested.

BloodMist
BloodMist

Graphics aren't everytthing.People thinking that they are has been the death of true quality substance in games.

Hector_01
Hector_01

Like people have been saying, there are less and less exclusives for pc these days but i still am and probably will be a pc gamer for a long time. I dont know why but we have all 3 consoles at home plus my gaming pc and i just find i play my pc 90% more than the consoles. Crysis by the way IS a good game. To this date the graphics have not been surpassed and probably wont for another few years which when you think about it is kinda sad lol considering its a year and a half old now.

BloodMist
BloodMist

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Taegre
Taegre

I'm running low on metaphors to describe hypocrisy tonight, so the alcoholic analogy will have to do. The important thing is, it's not a permanent problem. If today's PC gamers mature a bit and stop bragging about their rigs nonstop, maybe show an interest in games with clever design and intellectual integrity again, then the platform may return to its former glory. Otherwise you'll soon see why me and many other now-console gamers left a platform that now touts Spore, Counter-Strike and Crysis as it's greatest achievements.

BloodMist
BloodMist

You'd also try to act smart by trying to categorize PC gaming in the same vain as alcoholism.That's what idiots do.

trw534
trw534

i tried the demo, the demo was short but the game is fun and i might get it if i get my xbox 360 back from getting fixed by rrod

Taegre
Taegre

I hate it when a PC game gets delayed and modern PC gamers blame consoles first thing. Today's PC gaming community is much like an alcoholic. It won't get better until it admits it has a problem. Then again you'd have to be pretty drunk to call Crysis a good game anyways so who knows when that will happen.

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

PCs are more finicky when you have to develop it for 10 chipsets,10 different video cards,ect Before consoles became powerful enough to run new PC games moderately well the PC was deved for first then the console titles released after a lot of polishing that might have even wound up in the console port. But now adays PC games by main stream developers are 2nd to the console port since it brings in more money its focused on more leaving PC games made by mainstream devs as sloppy seconds or worse. Non mainstream devs like Crytek/ID might make a PC focsued title but even their won dev style has changed to meet the more...er...simpler needs of the time so even a PC focused title like Cryisis can come out....kinda stale..

Travanoid
Travanoid

I don't know if I will pick up this game, but the demo was pretty epic. I will wait and see if it gets some good reviews or not to decide.

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

This really looks good. I remember the first game and just how amazing it was to blast away the mars surface. Infact the demmo was a blast, it was just a square room and you could tunnel in the walls and what not. I had never played a game with that much "freedom" a truly amazing game for it's time. The second game, well not so much. Fun in it's own right but it was just bland and dull. The demo for this one envoked the feeling I remember from playing the first game. I can not wait to give this one a shot.

rob_dAmAgE
rob_dAmAgE

i'm there! i really just want the main characters jacket!!!!

JangoWuzHere
JangoWuzHere

Why does the PC version require extra development time? its not like its hard to port a game to the PC. Its just that devs. are really dumb on what makes a good PC port.

metalkid9
metalkid9

well the thing is that they took four months to port sr2 to pc and with all that time it still turned out ... well you know

Puckhog04
Puckhog04

Considering 99% of games that are multiplat are released at the same time on PC, 360, and PS3, I'd say you're very wrong Dark. The enormous amount of PC exclusives are developed on a PC as are the majority of games out there. The few that aren't are ported over to PC from the console iterations. Hence the longer dev time. They also optimize as much as possible (in most cases at least). Unfortunately most people don't know what they're saying so what i just said will most likely fall on deaf ears (eyes?).

BloodMist
BloodMist

You do know that being able to destroy a base to the ground is just gonna cause chaos right?Not in a good way.

Niko_Bellic19
Niko_Bellic19

The MP and SP demo is AWESOME!!! Cant Wait for June 2nd

ptown58
ptown58

"additional development time"...my ass" . Second that.

darkvision666
darkvision666

The only reason the pc verison is delayed like most cross platform games, is so the pc users who own a console will buy the console version instead of waiting 3 - 6 months (less people downloading the pc version instead of buying it).

collinr01
collinr01

This game is amazing, get the MP demo for 360 and see for yourself. I keep playing it and there are only 2 maps but every game I see some different strategy due to the variety of packs and destructible/rebuildable environment haha. This is a must buy for console multiplayer fans.

Emperor_Jimmu
Emperor_Jimmu

I hope PC owners don't get shafted again, and I say that as a console gamer.

AnarchyRising
AnarchyRising

I don't understand the SR2 hype, I think the port sucked. Yeah breaking out of prison to make it to a dock to be surrounded by 20 pimps all dressed identical, badly textured, is really realistic. I know its a game but at least TRY. GTA4 wasn't as good as the prior ones but at least it was fun, albeit not for long. But the OG RF's were tight so hopefully the postponement is worth it and not just scramble time to port it.

Revan_911
Revan_911

GTA IV took six months to "prepare" to the PC. Look what a crapper that turned out to be.

dbpvivi
dbpvivi

6 months min testing time for PC, makes sense to delay it. I would wait and they fix the larger problems before release. Its done when its done I guess.