Every processor can be used for ‘gaming’. I didn’t say you can’t run games on Pentiums, but it really doesn’t help to answer any questions.
And for most people in third world countries and other low GDP countries the Pentium can be a good choice for a gaming PC.
What gives you the idea Microsoft is aiming at players from the ‘third world’ and why are they obliged to make sure their games run even on the most basic, budget CPUs?
Of course, you can be ‘gaming’ on an Intel Pentium processor. Just not this with game by the looks of it.
Going for esport and not featuring any high detail effects do indicate that this game should work on lower end computers.
AoE IV is not a very resource-demanding game, and it runs on low-end PCs- it does work on lower end computers. But Pentium Silver and Gold and not really taken into consideration when buying new, cheap processors. Certainly not in markets where games generate income- USA, UK, Germany etc.
Just because they can run games is not a legal obligation for devs that they should make sure their games run on ALL these models. Who can say they shouldn’t utilize this technology? Who can say how low the bar can be set?
I don’t have any problems, I have Ryzen 5700x.
Then what are you arguing about?
I’m sorry people are living in as you said ‘third world’ but we are talking about luxury hobby that is gaming. Why game design should be focused on these people as a primary group?
It’s rather obvious it’s not an important source of income for these companies.
There is countless number of free and F2P games that can be run on so-called potato machines. This is a ~60$ game from Microsoft. Sorry but using third-word economies to explain game design just doesn’t add up here.
People are allowed to demand it, but so far the only practical argument why they should rebuild AoE IV and remove this technology requirement is from one guy from Brazil ‘pc parts are expensive here’. And I get it - if you gather few thousand replies on this forum there is a chance somebody will look into it.
Game will be out in few weeks so sorry but it’s just too late for that.