This doesn’t really bother me in any significant way personally but lately I’ve been hanging out on the Steam forums to answer questions and keep tabs on how the Steam release is going. So far, its going pretty well, aside from some baseless hate for various reasons people seem to like the game.
However there are a few issues I keep seeing come up… A lot. One being the lack of the KI classic ports, not a huge deal but people want 'em. Another is that Win10 owners feel entitled to a free copy of the Steam release. There are a lot people who are irked that there is no free-to-play option as well. Oh as well as a great deal of people who leave bad reviews being because they are having technical issues with the game’s performance.
But the biggest issue I keep seeing spring up is the lack of ranked cross-play. People are angry and some are refusing to buy the game on the grounds that it’ll be dead in a week without ranked cross-play. I guess I’m here because I wanted to know what to tell these folks, is it going to happen some day? Is it technically not possible, what are the reasons to segregate the population? Seems kind of counter productive to go to the effort of making the game cross-platform on all modes but one, arguably the only mode that hardcore people who intend to invest time into the game are going to care about.
As an Xbox player I have no issue sharing raked with Steam users, what exactly is the reasoning behind this? I’ve read the various Q&As and they aren’t exactly clear on the issue. Its hurting the games reputation on Steam so it would be nice to know if the plan to do this is going to be reversed at some point or having a reasonable explanation to give these folks who are angry and asking for refunds.
Anywho, KI on steam is great. I just gotta get a new controller that works on Win7 so I can fight on.