Is Microsoft adding fuel to the fire? I doubt it. I think that news of the update wasn't so much newsworthy as it was a "heads up" notification. Software and hardware can't be expected to follow the exact same schedule. They are completely different beasts. Sony will probably have an update soon after launch too, but I doubt that people will be upset about it.
The latest Deus Ex was nice, but the ending just stunk. Here is a magic room where you have three panels/buttons to choose your ending. NO, please don't do that again in the next one.
You know I think you really could make Tom Clancy's death the FIRST STORY, instead of some insignificant updates about some fucking games with "oh, yeah, Tom Clancy died too" thrown in!
They used to make multiple games genres set in the Might and Magic universe, maybe they could start that up again. Although the current universe is a little generic/lame since UbiSoft took over.
It's really sad that Tom Clancy, the creator of the great book "The Hunt of The Red October" just passed away this October.
RIP Tom Clancy
I loved Human Revolution, albiet I never completed it thanks to a combination of the forced boss fights and playing the game stealthily. I do plan on playing the game again and playing it in a way that is actually viable. But I need to get my PS3 fixed first. And then maybe complete GTAV before playing any other game.
I do love stealth games, but I find it annoying in games where the all-out-action route is actually easier. The whole point of stealth games is that stealth is you best option, and you are rewarded as such. Game that only allow it as an added option don't work. Especially when you are forced to fight bosses without the help of your stealth skills/abilities. It happens in pretty much all games like this: Deus Ex, Elder Scrolls, Assassin's Creed, Metal Gear, etc.
Anyway, I'm going a little off-topic here. To the point: YES, I'm looking forward to more Deus Ex games. Can't wait.
Shame Tom Clancy has passed away, hopefully they will add in a tribute to him in the next game of the Patriots.
Two fold. One it gets game centric sites like this talking about it because any news from the next gen will be reported on. Secondly it is so that later on when the console is released they don't have 2 million people moaning on the internet about a 20 min patch like Nintendo had with the Wii U. Also 20 min is generous, expect it to actually take 30-40mins I'm sure Microsoft is a little out of touch when it comes to how fast peoples home internet actually is and the fact that they will have hundreds of thousands of people downloading this patch all at once.
BTW Deus Ex Human Revolution was the best cyberpunk game I've ever played. I hope the next one is just like that. And please don't turn it into an MMO.
Jesse keeps improving. First she just used to narrate the news, now she says it with such passion. I love watching her show. Keep it up Jesse, you rock!
Deus Ex: Revolution was my 1st Deus, and I thoroughly enjoyed it (on 360), so I will hope to play more of it.
@amdreallyfast Except that in the past every console had its hardware and software sufficiently coordinated to not need a launch day patch, so obviously they don't have to follow "the exact same schedule" to manage this. Plus, no Xbone will work without first connecting online, so presumably Microsoft never intend to coordinate those anyway - whether you buy it on launch day or in 12 months time, the console has to patch its software to work. So basically, the business about schedules is just some reasonable sounding rubbish to divert attention.
They're probably announcing this just to get people used to the idea that instead of plugging in their new console and using it, the Xbone forces them to plug it in and wait for 20 minutes before they can do anything. Since that's never been the case for any previous console, it's something people will complain about unless they're prepared for it in advance. Especially since, as Jess mentioned, no one knows why it's necessary for the Xbone anyway.
@DigiRave I would appreciate a full blown Escape From Mount Stupid about Mr. Clancy.
@whitejackel Ubisoft Montreal seem like a great team, let's hope they can create another gem like Human Revolution :)
@SurfaceNerd that's not what she asked. And no.... hell no.
YES!!! Totally needs to happen!! The Mass Effect universe would be perfect as an MMO.
Boss fights in general feels very gamey and immersion-breaking, unless they've worked hard to make it make sense on its own.
@Scorpion1813 They are releasing a Director's Cut version soon, where they have made many changes such as being able to stealth/no kill all bosses (whole fights have been reworked and areas added) and new game+ plus more stuff i forget. I played through the game 4 times an i'm still gonna pick that up, can't wait.
@Scorpion1813 I took the stealth route too. The bosses are doable if you go that way, alebit hard as hell. But with a little patience and practice you can go all stealth and still finish the game.
@Scorpion1813 You're right. I was pretty annoyed when I spent an entire level sneaking around making sure that nobody at all saw me and I wasn't detected by anybody or anything and then at the end of the level all of a sudden I'm faced with a boss fight. How the hell did they know I was even there and if they knew why did they let me get all the way to the end before trying to stop me?
@malakadil Wouldn't it just be all the changes they made such as kinnect now not being required like before. Changes to family settings etc. Doubtful they changed hardware for this it would just be software.
@jimdove2 I saw her first!
@LADIES_MAN_2013 this ^
@Simplythebest12 Were you listening at all ?
@greater_bird @amdreallyfast Have you ever been part of a software development lifecycle? If not, then know that software development cannot follow the same methodologies as other engineering disciplines and be expected to work well. I think that this difference is because of the increasing complexity demanded of software. These new systems can do a whole lot more than previous consoles, and a whole lot more is expected of them than their previous consoles (exceptions: people who basically want a turbocharged N64).
The XBox One and PS4 have much more complex operating systems than their predecessors, and the XBox One in particular is trying to pry open a new era of human computer interaction with its Kinect 2.0, which adds more software complexities on top of the operating system. A Microsoft rep visits my school periodically as a recruiter (he's an alumni), and he works on the Kinetc's sound team. That sound analysis is more complex than you could image unless you can imagine "quite a bit", which is why the "recognizing two voices at once" was newsworthy. Trust me, that is quite impressive.
The XBox One wasn't designed to be a static product. It was designed to be able to be made better over years of software development. PS4 is the same way, as were their immediate predecessors.
Earlier consoles could launch in a finished state because they were not designed from the ground up to have their software evolved. The new consoles are. As a result, it shouldn't come as a surprise that their software and hardware development do not proceed exactly in parallel.
So a day 1 patch isn't a problem for me.
I'm still looking at PS4 though. It's cheaper and the Kinect 2.0 hasn't proved itself.
Honestly, it doesn't. You only have an overly high view of DX because you haven't played it in over a decade. It has very low-polygon models and low resolution textures, the AI sucked, the animations are horrible, voice acting was mediocre, and it was mainly linear. It might have been great at the time it came out compared to the quality of other games and what was possible then, but it can't hold up against DX HR despite HR's horribly anticlimactic ending.
@Simplythebest12 LOL you are right. Anyway next Deus Ex is called Deus Ex: Universe and i am afraid it will be an MMO :(
The part that reads "it will apparently also span 'tablets, smartphones, books, graphic novels, etc.'" hints that they may be trying to create an online integration similar to Watch Dogs', or another game (whose name I can't remember) that lets friends join your game with a tablet to assist you by controlling drones.
I'm not liking what I'm hearing in that article, but no where does it mention, or even hint at being an MMO.
As it says in the article it will be something similar to AssCreed. Multiple games across multiple platforms (including consoles, handheld, and mobile/tablet), as well as other media including books, comics, social media, etc.
Ubisoft are the kings of milking a franchise with what they have done with AssCreed, and it seems like Eidos are trying to do the same with this franchise. Sad times indeed.
If they put an MMO or Diablo 3 style always-online game into the mix (which has not been mentioned or hinted at) then I'm out.
@TEFUKAM Are you trying to say that they will make it like Diablo 3 ? Constant internet connection even for single player...MAJOR FAIL
Deus ex will be normal Single player and MMO