plus, before the consoles entered the pc user world (pretty much pre-PS2), people didn't notice, or vocally complain as much about the bugs that appeared in games they bought for those older consoles... how many times was it just a matter of 'crap', and restarting the console, or blowing the cartridge, or cleaning the cd and such like that? those are more hardware related, but I'm sure if today those games were released, bugs in the games themselves would be reported left right and center... now, developers have the ability to fix those bugs.
The issue isn't so much that now there will be more bugs, just moreso that now more bugs will be noticed. It's like NASA scanning for asteroids... just because we see more now that have the ability doesn't mean they didn't exist before, but there's more scare now because we know they're there.
Now that developers can fix bugs after release, people will be seeing so many more fixable bugs, and it'll seem like quality has gone downhill, when really they were there all the time... generally speaking of course
in a sense, you could consider downloadable patches another form of quality control, not quality loss... just gotta hope that, like we say, developers won't get lazy in their official releases, but instead continue to improve their product after release...
is the cup half empty or half full?
Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:23 pm