So if Anniversary Edition is replacing Definitive Edition all together on all digital stores… that means KI1 and KI2 classic, plus the Definitive Edition app, are just no longer going to exist for any new players from here on out ? I’m sorry, but that’s a pretty ■■■■■■■ stupid idea. (If True)
Im kinda surprised not many people are calling them out on this. Because that’s just insane.
I mean what benefit does it serve to lockaway the two Xbox ports of KI1 and 2? Wouldn’t it make more sense to just include them in the new Anniversary Edition, you know… so new players could have a better chance of playing them and have easier access to them?? What gives??
Furthermore, why is the Definitive Edition app suddenly getting scrapped also? Seems very wasteful to just throw all that effort in the vault for no apparent reason. All those cool interviews, galleries, bonus features Should Be Preserved! Should they not?
I could understand them not getting anymore updates, but to remove them completely for any possible newcomers once DE retires? Thats just a baffling decision for something thats supposed to "Celebrate KI’s Legacy". Its almost ironic.
Unless IG/MS are planning to port KI1 and 2 on Steam in the future, maybe on the Xbox Store as their own standalone ports along with the DE app separately, (Why they haven’t done that in the first place after all these years, still puzzles me.), then I simply do not understand the reasoning for this, other than some out of touch decision making.
Even though they’re just “extra features”, I see no reason not to include them in the Anniversary Edition. Bottom line. We’ve had these features since 2016, so why cant any future players have them now?? Makes no sense, really.
(And Yes, I know people like me who already have the DE disc( I hope) can still use and access these features “apparently”, but I’m strictly talking about those who haven’t bought it beforehand, moving forward after the Anniversary update drops. The disc versions are already a limited commodity, so not sure what Microsoft gains here by causing artificial rarity like this.)
I’m just trying to look out for people who haven’t bought Definitive Edition after the new update rolls out. Missing content is not something to take lightly, no matter how small or trivial it can be, imo.
Just venting out my concerns. And considering how little information we’re getting on some of the details, I see no reason NOT to be concerned if this is what they’re actually doing. One step forward, two steps back.