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Post by Dan @ 11:30am 26/07/11 | 23 Comments
If you thought Ubisoft had bucked their trend of delaying the PC launch of their multiplatform games, think again as following the recent delay of Call of Juarez: The Cartel on PC, it has now been revealed that desktop gamers will have to wait a little longer to play From Dust, the populous-inspired god game from Another World creator Eric Chahi.

From Dust is due this week on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360, but the PC release date is now August 17th. When enquiring about Call of Juarez' similar delay, Rock Paper Shotgun have this response from Ubi:
“Our teams work hard to ensure that all versions of our games achieve a level of polish and quality that our customers will appreciate. The development team needed a little more time to focus on the PC version [of Call of Juarez], so we adjusted the date accordingly.”
While it's an understandable situation, it doesn't explain why the PC version is the one so often singled out.

While you're waiting for the game to come out. Check out this recent gameplay trailer.




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Eorl
Posted 11:36am 26/7/11
I just pre-ordered this yesterday. The f***.
Sc00bs
Posted 11:40am 26/7/11
looks like a sick game, hopefully they dont just port it and make it s*** like most games these days
ravn0s
Posted 11:45am 26/7/11
i predict they will delay the pc version of ac:revelations until next year.
Realizt
Posted 03:08pm 26/7/11
Wow, how did I not see something this great coming out till now.
Love the concept ... this is why I enjoyed the Black and White games!
I am still shocked however to see that in this day and age they do not include a random map generator / sandbox mode on something this good.

Surely they must have known from day dot, to make this truely remarkable, INCLUDE SANDBOX!!!!
That is biggest reason why the Black and White series didn't dominate.
Trauma
Posted 03:31pm 26/7/11
Not surprised, Ubisoft are one of the worst pubs around these days, EA and Actigay take all the glory though.
Nerfy
Posted 09:42pm 17/8/11
I had no idea that this was coming out this month, let alone this year, and I've been watching every vid. :/
Eorl
Posted 08:21pm 26/7/11
If anyone does want it, get it on green man gaming, $12.
Varchld
Posted 11:22pm 26/7/11
It's $15 on Gamers Gate I think.

I love the potential this game has got, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's not too long a game on release, I can imagine them selling DLC later, the price just says that to me from a publisher like this.

I wonder if it's got the DRM that's made me skip many of the Ubi titles so far ):
Nerfy
Posted 09:42pm 17/8/11
Game is out in 6 hours, woo.

Also Brisbane-Brit Yahtzee's review.
Eorl
Posted 10:38pm 17/8/11
Already got it from Green Man Gaming :S And already out on Steam. Good game, worth the $12 I bought it for, bout it really.
Nerfy
Posted 10:50pm 17/8/11
Already got it from Green Man Gaming :S And already out on Steam. Good game, worth the $12 I bought it for, bout it really.

I have it on steam, but can't play yet. :/

Mine seems somehow borked though, the game has no image, the 'go to store page' link doesn't work, and the store page doesn't say that I already own it.
DM
Posted 11:09pm 17/8/11
It's delayed? Pfft ok good luck with that ubisoft since it's out on the scene and all.
Mordecai
Posted 11:48pm 17/8/11
DM - This news was posted way back on ... 26/07/11

Its old news mate :p
deadlyf
Posted 12:20am 18/8/11
Haha I was about to throw a tantrum too until I saw the OP date, I thought it had been delayed on the day it was meant to be released.
Nerfy
Posted 12:22am 18/8/11
Sorry guys, wondered at bumping this thread but thought that it was relevant to point out that release is upon us and the delay is finally at an end. :D
Nerfy
Posted 11:51pm 18/8/11
Definitely recommend turning off mouse-scrolling, let's the game play like Black & White (was pissing me off, seemed to be a gamepad control scheme).

Game is pretty nice, but has no villager or building elements unfortunately, so feels as though it has no weight to the saving/protecting of them (they just re-spawn). Still very fun, and has some impressive mechanics.
DM
Posted 08:46am 19/8/11
Played it for 5 minutes, yeah I won't be finishing this game. Shame. Had potential but just a some little things that are pissing me off so off my drive it goes.
Eorl
Posted 08:55am 19/8/11
Mmm, the controls have been pissing me off. Though I am enjoying it. That lava level was awesome, built massive walls to stop the tsunami.
Ivonin
Posted 09:11am 19/8/11
Played it for a bit last night, feel kind of let down. But hey, it was 14.99, can't complain too loudly.
Khel
Posted 11:58am 19/8/11
So people are happy to pay $15 for a game, even if it turns out to be a game they didn't really like, but when asked to pay $10 or $15 for some DLC for a existing game that will give them at least the same amount of time spent playing or enjoyment, people get up in arms and curse out developers for being money-grubbing whores.

I'm sure theres some kind of interesting psychological study to be done there!
Nerfy
Posted 05:51pm 19/8/11
I think that the game is great, definitely give it a few levels to show its range of stuff.

The controls are a bit lame, but imo are far better if you turn off mouse scrolling.
skythra
Posted 04:28pm 19/8/11
So people are happy to pay $15 for a game, even if it turns out to be a game they didn't really like, but when asked to pay $10 or $15 for some DLC for a existing game that will give them at least the same amount of time spent playing or enjoyment, people get up in arms and curse out developers for being money-grubbing whores.

I'm sure theres some kind of interesting psychological study to be done there!

Yeah, but often you fork out nearly 100 dollars for a game you can't know will be good, so 10-15 dollars isn't really a big deal in terms of total investment.

What people are annoyed at is that a company produces both the game AND DLC before release, they earn enough money from the game by itself to easily have covered the game and DLC, then they release DLC purely for grabbing money.

There was no need, they're already well and truely profitable enough to have included that DLC in the game, it should have been part of the game. It was budgeted to be in the game, and was paid for by the people who bought the original. So why the extra cost?
DeadlyDav0
Posted 06:08pm 19/8/11
but when asked to pay $10 or $15 for some DLC for a existing game that will give them at least the same amount of time spent playing or enjoyment, people get up in arms and curse out developers for being money-grubbing whores.

In the case of crappy COD mappacks, yes. Dont forget that COD mappacks used to be free so in that case i dont see how the devs charging for the DLC is anything but money grabbing. In the case of quality Fallout expansions, no.
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