@“Wicked Wulf” said:
Thanks, I picked up Rise of the Rajas, it was all I was missing hehe
Yeah I grabbed a few also… <3 the discount.
Everyone needs to be patient on the steam issue…I am sure in time AOE DE will also land there, but everyone needs to chill a bit and stop bashing AOE DE just because MS wants to introduce DE on their own platform. When Steam develops a new game, can I play it on other platforms?..Do they release it on Xbox? Nope lol. I have played several other games that are not available on steam…and a few MMO’s that didn’t even work well on steam.
While I understand there are some still on Win 7 & 8 - they can’t expect new things to keep working on old systems for ever, it is simply not possible…the tech world moves fast. Certain things in the new edition probably would not be possible if they had to code it for Win 7 & 8.
Take cell phones, they can cost a lot…but after a few years you have to upgrade most of them even if they are still in good shape because the cell carriers no longer support old tech…new apps won’t work on a flip phone lol. You can keep that old flip phone and maybe make calls…but smart phone toys won’t work on that old flip phone.
I am sure they want beloved fans to enjoy it but attract a new audience also, nothing wrong with that IMO.
Steam is not a publisher. Valve is a publisher and they have released games on both Xbox and PlayStation. You make it sound like Valve disappoints their non-PC fan base as much as Microsoft disappoints their non-Xbox fan base, that’s simply not true. I am not even sure Valve has a non-PC fan base, but Microsoft certainly has a non-Xbox fan base. A very commited one at that, probably with the average age of above 20. We played Halo, Age of Empires, Rise of Nations, Midtown Madness etc when we grew up and we are patiently waiting for Anything related to that on PC.
Thankfully there’s been progress over the last couple of years. Aoe2hd, halo wars even quantum break and forza for whatever reason. But it seems like Microsoft is changing their mind every couple of weeks or so. Inconsistently switching between releasing on Steam and not. Making the decision to release Quantum Break on Steam, a very “cinematic” game with controller in mind. Making the decision to release Forza on winstore, a racing title best suited with pals on a couch. Not giving us halo, a first-person shooter perfectly suited for keyboard/mouse. Giving us aoe2hd aomee and aoe3 on Steam, but Not aoede.
If they did the EA approach of boycotting steam altogether? Fine. Not keep going back and forth.
Remember that the key customer of MS titles on PC and particularly for AOE are going to be mid-20 PC gamers. They go to winstore and see this ( http://imgur.com/5mqKwAV ) in the “most popular”-list. It’s not looking good. 3 slot machine games ffs. It’s like a gaming store for everyone under 12 and everyone above 70 but Not for the key customer of an aoe remaster. Release it on Battle.net for all I care, just don’t force me to see the billion of iterations of candy crush saga. It’s going to sell Very poorly on a platform with a majority slot machine gamers.
Lastly. I am incredibly happy that MS at least acknowledges their PC fans, and they are trying. Compared to the GFWL years and beyond. But it’s going to take a lot of convincing and right decisions on the way. For me, I won’t be fully satisfied until I get Halo back on PC, which is unlikely but not impossible.