Thursday, May 26, 2016

Whelp, now I'm not buying the Dead Island Definitive Edition.

And I was this close, man.  This close.  I just found out last week that the Definitive Edition is, in fact, being handled by (beloved developer) Techland, and not (hateful publisher) Deep Silver.  That swayed me!  Well, that and my love for Dead Island and its sequel, Riptide.

But today news dropped that, on PS4, the disc only has the original Dead Island on it.  Dead Island Riptide is only included as a download code.

Why? Well, publisher Deep Silver says it's because
"PS4 discs don't support multiple games, so there Riptide comes as a download code."
Isn't that crazy?  You can't have multiple games on a single PS4 disc!

 I had no idea it was such an impossibility - and neither did Naughty Dog, I guess!

And why didn't someone tell 2K before they released The Handsome Collection?  Someone shoulda' warned them!

And why didn't anyone let Deep Silver know?  Deep Silver, publisher of Metro Redux, with two games on one PS4 disc, and...

...waaaait a minute.  Wait a minute that makes no fucking sense at all.  Deep Silver, publisher of Metro Redux and the Dead Island Definitive Edition, explain this shit to me please.
"We could've worded that better."
You're goddamned right you could've.  Explain, please.
 "You need a separate menu, you can't just put two games on disc the same way as on XB1."
Yeah.  Okay, that's not uncommon to have to open up a collection as if it were one game, and then select the game you want to launch from a simple menu.

So, Deep Silver, hateful publisher, you're telling me that Dead Island Definitive Edition is not a definitive on-the-disc collection of the Dead Island games on PS4 because you couldn't be fucked to make a menu?

Okay.  Fair enough.  Hate you more.

Byebye now.

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