By Guy Rainey / April 11th, 2013
FromSoftware doesn’t seem to be completely satisfied with the PC port of Dark Souls, and seems to want the PC version of Dark Souls II to be much better.
While I like even the vanilla PC version of the original Dark Souls, there were many in the PC games press who were appalled at such a lackluster port. It was up to fans to make mods to bring it up to a respectable level. While the mods are really good, one has to admit that the PC version of Dark Souls was not all it could be.
Well, at least one good thing came out of that mess: FromSoftware is now highly committed to making the PC version of Dark Souls II the very best that it can be. In a recent interview, Dark Souls II director Yui Tanimura had this to say.
A lot of it was not very well done, sort of half-assed.
Yes, we will definitely put more priority on the PC. Last time, we started working on PC after the console version was complete. This time, because we are considering the PC from the beginning, you can be sure there will be more care put into PC development.
What does that entail? Well, for one thing, a frame rate of 60 frames per second, thanks to a brand new engine. For another, the box art (seen above) says nothing about Games for Windows Live. This doesn’t mean that Games for Windows Live won’t be used, but it may be good news for those who dislike the service.
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