Deus Ex Directors Cut no longer Wii U exclusive

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  1. mysticwaterfall
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    It was anncounced today that it would also be coming to ps3 and xbox360, with vita and smartglass support for the 2nd screen. Can't say I'm really surprised since it seems that 3rd party exclusives are a myth on the Wii U. But it does make it an expensive proposition to get the full game elsewhere, especially on the ps3.

    http://www.destructoid.com/deus-ex-hr-directors-cut-no-longer-wii-u-exclusive-256072.phtml

    Edit: To clarify, by "full game" I mean all the gamepad features previously shown off. I'm sure you can play the game without them being required, but they did look nice.
     


  2. GameWinner

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    "No longer Wii U exclusive"
    We seem to be hearing that a lot lately.
     
  3. Gahars

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    I never asked for... wait, no, this is exactly what I asked for.

    Cool beans.
     
  4. Nathan Drake

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    Wow. Developers must really be running out of hope that the Wii U is going to bounce back.
     
  5. Ron

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    On the bright side, at least the WiiU is getting some third party support..

    I mean, if this was the Wii, there wouldn't even be a chance that it'll be available on it at all.
     
  6. Guild McCommunist

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    Welp looks like the only interesting game on the Wii U for me has just found greener, broader pastures.
     
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    Broader maybe, but I don't know how much greener. Admittedly it was only going to sell so-so on the Wii U, but I don't really see it selling a ton elsewhere, at least not at full price.
     
  8. AaronZ

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    Already played this so doubt I'll get it again for the extras, decent game though people should get it who haven't played it yet.
     
  9. Taleweaver

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    Erm...wasn't it released for those consoles like 2 years ago? I would understand a xbone/ps4 version, but this is kind of silly. Will the fans really buy the game AGAIN?
     
  10. Guild McCommunist

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    To be fair this has some pretty significant upgrades. It's like a GOTY Edition.
     
  11. Rockhoundhigh

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    I don't necessarily feel that a spruced-up version of an already great and nearly two years old game was going to bring in a swarm of buyers anyways so personally I love the fact that this is going multi-platform. Spread the Deus Ex love :grog:
     
  12. Nathan Drake

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    Some Wii U owners probably won't be too happy though. The Wii U is sorely lacking in third party exclusive content, and this could have been one of those games that would have pushed a person to buying it to replace their main console being their 360 or PS3. Instead, this title is going multi-platform, essentially pulling a Rayman Legends (that's the one, right?), and not feeling secure enough in only being a Wii U game in terms of potential sales. Moves like this, although nice for everybody else in terms of available content, and even if it wouldn't necessarily have been a system seller, shine a poor light on the Wii U. It tells people that developers don't believe that the Wii U can generate enough sales on its own to make the game worth releasing only on it. That tells other developers that hey, maybe they should consider last gen or next gen hardware to develop on that isn't the Wii U rather than focusing on Wii U exclusives.

    The third party presence on the Wii U has never been strong, and it has only been going downhill as developers have been getting scared by the system sales not jumping. Nintendo is having a hard time getting consumers to properly differentiate between the Wii and Wii U still, and this is causing a further lack of proper third party support which could cause people who do know what the Wii U is to not purchase anyways because no third party games.

    In the end, the Wii U needs more than first party content. I know that's how Nintendo has sold systems in the past, but anymore, third party developers are a very important point to consider when looking at potentially purchasing a console.

    Now, the Wii U may bounce back. I feel like it will. It isn't a bad system. Nintendo is just suffering from goof up after goof up when trying to sell it. This is going to cause more situations like this to crop up in the future. If you look at a list of Wii U games, both upcoming and released, the exclusive list is already very small, and it shrinks to maybe 10 games when looking at third party exclusive content. It shrinks even further when considering decent exclusive third party content (maybe two, three, upwards of four games?). The bad part is that this includes both announcements and releases. Nintendo is also pushing out a lot of first party content within this first year in order to try to sell the system, and I fear this is going to kill their safe zone buffer if these titles don't sell enough systems to pull the third parties back in. I mean, their Nintendo Direct for E3 didn't do much to alleviate the fear of third parties not really being interested.

    What this boils down to is that the loss of third party exclusives, even ones that may not have necessarily been system sellers really hurts. It sends poor messages to consumers and developers alike, and leaves more room for Nintendo to fill in the gaps in the mean time.
     
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  13. Rockhoundhigh

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    It's definitely a shame but unlike the Rayman Legends fiasco which I did think was just Ubisoft being a bunch of morons this game wasn't exclusive to begin with (the main Human Revolution game is everywhere), Rayman was going to be an exclusive title which could have definitely granted it the title of system seller. Deus Ex as much as I love it would've been just a port whose exclusive content will probably only amount to either being a free update on other platforms which I doubt or more likely a $5 to $10 downloadable add-on. Still I hope the Wii U finds success in the future (with third parties too) because while I might have to skip out on it for at least a while thanks to college I'd rather not have a company as cool as Nintendo die in the market it helped revitalize.
     
  14. Gahars

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    Um... how?

    I get it, you're bummed that everyone else gets to play Rayman Legends and that we have to wait just a little bit longer to play it, but let's cool it with the name-calling. Ubisoft isn't responsible for the Wii U's success or failure - that's entirely on Nintendo. If they wanted the exclusive, they should have secured it. Don't blame Ubisoft for acting in their best interest.

    I loved Rayman Origins to death, but let's not beat around the bush - the game sold pitifully across a plethora of platforms (PS3, 360, PC, Wii, 3DS, PS Vita, and probably some toasters. Let's be honest, here - the game was not going send Wii U's flying off shelves. There are very few brands with that sort of pull, and Rayman certainly isn't one of them. It was a nice exclusive under Nintendo's belt, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't going to be any sort of game changer.
     
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    I do find it funny how people are willing to call Ubisoft "morons" in regards to the Wii U when they're basically the only third party supporting it in any real way.

    Bite the hand that feeds folks.

    And really we get GOTY editions to tons of games, why is this any different? Just because it includes even better bonuses? It's an ideal game for someone who REALLY liked Deus Ex: HR and wanted it to be perfected or for someone who was interested in the game but never got around to it.
     
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    Sorry, my intention wasn't really to come off as immature but I know even the developers themselves were really frustrated with Ubisoft themselves when the decision came down and you're also right. Ubisoft is one of the few publishers helping the Wii U, I mean they're bringing Blacklist to the Wii U which is definitely a game I want to play considering I've played every game in the Splinter Cell franchise at least twice over.
     
  17. emigre

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    I'm pretty sure I'm as much of a system seller as Rayman Origins.
     
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  18. Sakitoshi

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    but why care for a game that is 2 years old and has only a few new features and not focus on real exclusives?? Wii U already have The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2, and it's looking awesome!!!
     
  19. ShadowSoldier

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    inb4 WiiU is fuc... dammit, I hate you all.
     
  20. FAST6191

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    I am not sure Ubisoft need to be coddled and though something is better than nothing it does not exclude something from criticism. Edit I just read the whining supporting material. Carry on.