Bethy can go fuck itself. I will play its games, but will buy them 2nd hand. :) We will see next gen...I will give them another chance if Sony brings out tech that isn't an asshole to code for.Quote:
Bethesda has been called many things over the course of this generation. Some have called them one of the best developers out there. Others have had much, much less jovial comments of them. Either way, they will have certainly left their mark this generation, for better or worse.
Bethesda's hatred mostly comes from the Playstation 3 and PC camps. Especially the Playstation 3. And with good reason. The PS3 and PC crowds have been treated like second class citizens by them. We can't blame them for brokering timed exclusive deals with Microsoft. This is a business after all and if Microsoft is willing to constantly shell out the extra cash, so be it. However, the real problem comes from their lazy work in regard to the PS3 and PC.
When you take a look at Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, and Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, one thing becomes clear. Bethesda only cares about their xbox audience. When you look at how poorly the PS3 versions of the same games were developed, you get a clearer picture of where Bethesda's loyalty lies. And if that wasn't bad enough, the PC, where they got their start gets treated with the same lack of care the PS3 does. But at least with the PC, the communities themselves can create mods to mitigate Bethesda's shortcomings.
And there is no excuse for this behavior. The excuse of "it's too difficult to develop for" has long flew away. So by the time of say Skyrim's development on the PS3, they should have known EXACTLY what they were dealing with. Yet the somehow still managed to mess up the PS3 version of the game. Instead of giving the PS3 owners the Dawnguard and Hearthfire DLC for Skyrim, the PS3 fans were treated with various excuses as to why they can't get the job done.
Now, they've recently stated how their next DLC for the game, Dragonborn would be ready for both the PC and the PS3. They've gone on record to say how this next DLC pack is one of their most ambitious yet. Which begs the question, how is it they can do something like this for the game yet they still don't have Dawnguard or Heartfire up and running on the system?
One thing that is important for any company isn't how you start the generation, it's how you leave it. With the next set of home systems on the way soon, Playstation owners will have a very bad taste in their mouths when it comes to Bethesda. And in turn, that could really hurt at least a third of their revenue. As gamers become more and more aware of how company's treat them (just look at the backlash Capcom has been getting), Bethesda better find some way to make amends to the PS3 and PC audiences respectively. Because if they don't, with the way development costs keep rising, there is no guarantee they'll be able to survive on Microsoft's coin alone.
I love love their games. Fallout 3 is a major standout for me this generation. But yeah... the technical issues suck. I put over 100 hours in all of their current gen games on PS3 and only had a few gripes, while others have put in 10h and had many. There is definitely something funky going on.
Interesting read though. It does make me wonder about the timed exclusivity of the DLC packs that were on Xbox first, for Skyrim AND the Fallouts. Maybe the money Microsoft threw their way also made that version 'superior'
i'd agree with the article.
however, what i get in the box is more than acceptable (if i assume the 360 version doesn't exist :snicker)
Bethesda need to sort themselves out. if rumours are true; both next gen systems will have the same architecture type..."it's too dificult to develop for" wont cut it :p
F Bethesda. I hate to say this but I really do think MS is shoveling money their way and Bethesda is keeping it all on the down low to try to save face. We should have seen all this coming with Fallout 3. They will never get another penny from me, and that includes any game that has Bethesda logo plaster all over it.
The make enough money nowadays, and that will just increase going into the next-gen.
I bought Skyrim for my PS3 originally, but after only 2 hours I became so irritated I sold it and re-bought the game for my 360. Amazing the difference in performance, which all comes down to lazy developers and is truly unnecessary.
im sick of the excuse and probably lie that the ps3 is hard to work with when other devs have been sucessful with the ps3. We have seen amazing games come from the ps3 early on multiplatform games were a nighmare but its damn near 2013 now and to still cling to this excuse is unacceptable. Ive given up on valve now looks like bethesda will get the axe too. On PC you got joe smoe filling in the gaps come on wth is going on at bethesda.
they should be putting in as much money as Rockstar do with the GTA games. The Elder Scrolls is synonymous with open world RPG's at this point. its a shame they are cheaping out :(
It all comes down to lazy developers, case closed.
To be honest, I'm not upset and here are the reasons. After they patched the skyrim PS3 version from the slowdowns, that fixed it for me but I bought the game not for the DLC but for the game itself. Bethesda in my opinion doesn't usually have good DLC, they were also pretty late with the DLC from when skyrim launched. to me, the game itself is worth the purchase.
With all that being said, a lot of companies don't understand business in general. Lots of businesses while they run on instant cash they also run on Volume in terms of profit. Also, the launch for a game is everything. Because of Bethesdas incompetence with the launch of skyrim on the PS3, they most likely lost what could have been a solid fanbase (loyal consumers). the point is, of bethesda growing even more, if Microsoft did pay them and if they took the money, Bethesda would honestly be a stupid company because of those actions they lost some loyal followers. It's really a shame. smh
It's a sure way to fuck up possible next gen game followers... From this current gen and they expect it all to be roses and happiness
The only thing I care about Bethesda for next gen is that they get their shit together for their games, they come up with amazing games but they're not able to fully deliver with a quality and playable game, it's ok to have a bugs but not the kind Bethesda has on most games.
Bethesda is a subsidiary of zenimax. Zenimax is a business meant to make money. The PS3 has non-standard hardware and as such is more expensive to port stuff to. You're nuts if you think Bethesda will be allowed unlimited time to port the games to the PS3 so they can equal the 360 version. When you think of the scope of these games it's amazing that they can port them at all. PS4 will resolve these issues.
I'm not sure why the author is freaking out over the PC version. Bethesda crafted mod tools and distributed it- and integrated it with SteamWorks. They released a high def texture pack for free. The PC version has an at least decent selection of graphical options.
I mean the performance vis a vis other PC titles isn't spectacular but its the gamebryo engine after all.
It was the fastest selling title ever on STEAM, as I recall. All this and its at a lower price thanks to a lack of high royalties demanded by the console makers.
I would say to any other developer out there, don't do what Bethesda is doing unless you want your business to fall.