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Night Fury
03-15-2013, 12:17 PM
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It was revealed earlier this week that the much anticipated game, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII would be made available for digital download. The game's director Motomu Toriyama confirmed it during an interview with Final Fantasy Network.

You may be wondering why this is even newsworthy - most games are made available to download, right? Well actually they aren't - and the other titles in the Final Fantasy XIII series are currently unavailable to be downloaded.

There is still no 'official' release date for this game, but it has been said we can be expecting it later in the year. I wonder if they will make Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 available for digital download after the release of Lightning Returns...

It's a mystery that during a time where 'digital' is everywhere, that making games downloadable isn't a huge priority for games companies. Whilst it is gaining popularity because of online gaming platforms like Steam, it could be some time before there is a complete backlog of games ready to be downloaded at your leisure...

What are your opinions on this? Do you think more games should be made to download? Or are you someone who would much rather have the disc versions on display?

Me? I'm a fan of both. I like to download older titles (the last one was Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer, I'll have you know...) but nothing can beat having a collection of your favourite games on the shelf. Sure, I may have a copy of Final Fantasy VIII and IX that I downloaded to my PlayStation 3, but I'm not going to slinging out the disc versions anytime soon.

[Source: http://www.justpushstart.com/2013/03/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-will-be-available-as-a-digital-download/ ]

nirojan
03-15-2013, 06:34 PM
Yeah..alot of recent games have had day-and-date releases on PSN. I think Tomb Raider came out in a similar circumstance, so there's no real point in not capitilising on the extra dollars of Digital Download sales. Probably for the best since this game is probably going to sell poorly (at least compared to its contemporaries).

Yeah, yeah I know I haven't played it yet to judge, but c'mon...

DMKA
03-16-2013, 05:42 AM
Meh, I'll still buy the physical copy, cuz I'm old school like that.

qwertysaur
03-16-2013, 06:05 AM
Physical copy for me as well. I just love that new game smell. :p

NeoCracker
03-16-2013, 03:32 PM
Physical copy for me as well. I just love that new game smell. :p

The sad part is I actually really love the smell of opening up a sealed game case. XD

Night Fury
03-16-2013, 03:39 PM
There definitely is a new game smell, isn't there? I used to think I was just being weird!

Formalhaut
03-17-2013, 12:26 AM
No, you're not being weird. I love that feeling of opening a game, all shiny and new as well!

Xannidel
03-17-2013, 06:11 AM
Like everyone else here, I loved opening up a new game case and taking a whiff.
On topic, I prefer hard copies but if there are people who would rather have the digital versions then more power to them, just hope they know that their copy won't transfer to the PS4 assuming they would want a PS4.

Del Murder
03-17-2013, 06:17 AM
I don't smell my games. That's dumb.

I do like having the physical disc because it allows me to let people borrow it and borrow their games in return.

NeoCracker
03-17-2013, 08:48 AM
I don't smell my games. That's dumb.


:(

qwertysaur
03-18-2013, 10:53 PM
I don't smell my games. That's dumb.

I do like having the physical disc because it allows me to let people borrow it and borrow their games in return.
I don't snort the game. :p