If it weren’t for my throat being quite so epically sore, I’d be sighing long and hard enough to power a hovercraft. After all of Volition’s trumpeting about finally treating the PC as an equal, no longer farming out PC versions of their games, and generally trying to sell themselves as the PC gamer’s bestest friend, the same old tiresome nonsense is occurring. Want to play the demo of Red Faction: Armageddon, a month before the full game comes out? Well, get a 360 then. And if the PS3 ever claws its way out of its current embarrassing mess, they’ll release the demo on that, too. But the PC? Um, cough.
There’s no apology, no explanation, no mention that one of the three formats is missing. There’s nothing saying, “We’re still working on the PC version, so…” or some mad attempt to blame it on piracy. Just nothing, just ignored.
So it’s the same old contempt as ever. It’s not even so much as the lack of the PC demo. Maybe THQ are mad enough to have not let them or something? But it’s that it’s not even deemed worthy mentioning that it’s lacking. In March Volition boss Eric Barker told Eurogamer,
“You should see [the PC version of Red Faction: Armageddon], it looks absolutely beautiful. If you’ve got a great graphics card it looks fantastic. We definitely believe PC games are great and if they’re done right and done well by a studio, they’re phenomenal. There’s a lot of debate and discussion. I can’t predict the future, but I’m really happy with how Red Faction: Armageddon looks on PC. It’s beautiful.”
Yeah, we’d love to see it too.