OFF ONE’S CHEST
HWM | In the previous issue, I mentioned my intent to purchase the latest time-bending third-person action title from Remedy Entertainment. Even though I personally don’t own an Xbox One, I was comforted with the knowledge that my Windows 10 gaming rig will be ready for it on day one. After all, Microsoft confirmed that the game will arrive as a Windows 10 exclusive, much like
When April 5th rolled around, off I went into the Windows Store, only to be dumbfounded by the asking price: RM253.90.
Exorbitant pricing aside, you’ve probably read about what the PC gaming community thinks of the ‘wall garden’ that is Windows Store. While it makes sense for Microsoft to distribute apps and games like and as UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps, the general consensus is that there are serious limitations – no exclusive fullscreen mode, M AY 2 0 1 6 enforced V-Sync, no SLI/CrossFire support – to the UWP framework, particularly when compared next to the Steam version of Rise of the It’s especially dire when things like V-Sync and multi-GPU have to be worked on post-release.
At the time of writing, suffers from frame-pacing issues, unintentional visual glitches, and blurry image quality (due to ‘reconstruction’, the nonnative resolution render technique carried over from the Xbox One release). It’s a shame, really. I feel bad for Remedy as the studio has consistently delivered quality PC releases. As for me, I choose to vote with my wallet, and won’t be recommending this any time soon.
Even Jack Joyce himself can hardly believe what he's seeing in the Windows 10 port.