Well this is it Activision will kill CoD on PC in the next 1-2 years...
One of the reasons PC has as many players as it has is that it wasnt a very demanding game from hardware. But with these req that they have posted many people wont be able to play the game because theyr systems arent good enough. CoD had a good run on PC...hell it started on PC.
What do you expect? Do you want the game to stay with DX9 Hardware for it's entire life cycle? That would completely restrict any advancements in the series. New engine, new fancy graphics, new hardware required. It makes sense. I don't see why people are complaining about it. If you can't afford to run a game on PC, then don't buy it. If you really want it, then get it on current or next gen consoles.
i can run it and i can afford it but.
There are 20k people on BO2 and Bo2 isnt a demanding game so maybe 5k people arent running it on great machines..
Well with these very high req those 5k people wont buy the game and wont play it that means 15k people will play this game and im sorry but 15 is just too little of a player base
You say new like its built from scratch which it is not, its the SAME engine with a massive upgrade *which I do applaud them for doing, something they should have done years ago* but there is no excuse from going to DX9 straight to 11, at minimum it should be DX10 with 64bit, but again that's just me.
Activision is most definitely killing the CoD franchise on PC... but it honestly has nothing to do with system requirements.
If they were properly supporting the game with PC features, we would have a much much larger community than we do now.
Hell if Black Ops 2 had all the same basic features that CoD4 had, it likely wouldn't drop below 20,000 players on it's worst day. The gameplay itself is very fun and addictive, it's just completely 100% unplayable due to the broken nature of matchmaking.
Another thing to take into account is it being casual friendly.
Now the latter CoD's are rather easy, both on PC and console. But one big thing to take in mind, is that the smaller community on PC has more elitists and "tryhards" than the console. For a completely new gamer, it would be way easier to get just a cheap xbox for 150 euro or so, set sensitivity to 4/10 and let the aim-assist and overall low skill level on console do alot of work for them. They will have a far easier, and thus for them far more enjoyable time.
I've had my fair share on the console (did GameBattles in cod:waw/mw2/bo1) to know how the overall experience is over there.
If those people are gaming on PC they should know how PC gaming works. If you can't run a game you want to play, what do you do? You upgrade some components or do a completely new build depending on the age of your rig's components. If they don't know that about PC gaming or aren't willing to upgrade for a game then they should just be playing on consoles IMO.
UG........ the next gen world does not exist for PC users, the current "minimum Requirements" I fathom........ are merely the "recommended Requirements"
Every time a new console is released the system specs jump a little. PC will be fine with the specs. We have better and more flexible systems.