Nikdik, on 25 February 2013 - 01:01 AM, said:
So Blizzard will make offline play for the Playstation 4, but neglect the system that made them famous in the first place (PC)?
Probably. The very fact that they're adding an offline mode for the PS3/4 versions means most of their justifications for not having it on the PC version were pure BS... it was DRM, and extremely effective DRM at that... and the PS versions won't need it, because piracy is much
less prevalent on those systems. IMO, not
back-porting offline play to PC would be a tacit admission of that fact.
I'd like to think that Blizzard's corporate spokesdroids will either
a) Admit that, no, always-on doesn't
have some kind of awesomeifying effect on D3, and that it was
added primarily as DRM to help protect their investment on a notoriously piratical platform (thus igniting an unholy shitstorm on the forums)
b ) Admit that, no, always-on doesn't
have some kind of awesomeifying effect on D3, cough politely, and announce that offline will be coming to PC (thus igniting an unholy shitstorm on the forums)
... but I strongly suspect they'll quietly ignore the discrepancy.
Edited by Catalept, 25 February 2013 - 01:14 AM.