I Am Alive Coming to PC September 13, Despite Earlier Claims OtherwiseCategory: Gaming
Posted: August 23, 2012 03:16PM
When survival horror game I Am Alive was in development, word came that a PC version would not be released. When PC gamers started complaining and wonering why, Ubisoft of course blamed piracy, saying it wouldn't be worth the time and money. Now comes the surprise announcement that a PC version is indeed coming, and soon – September 13, to be exact. I Am Alive received mixed reviews when it launched on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network earlier in the year, but the PC version isn't a mere port. Ubisoft claims the PC version has been enhanced with improved visuals, as well as two new game modes: "Easy" allows infinite retries and a "smoother introduction" to the game, while "Replay" lets players go back and play through previous levels in order to uncover secrets they may have missed.
A lot of sites are blasting Ubisoft for being hypocrites, treating PC gamers like dirt, etc. I'm not sure those claims are entirely warranted, but the announcement certainly comes as a surprise. One thing that may make it easier to stomach is the price tag – I Am Alive will be available on Steam, UbiShop, and other digital distributors for a mere $15. The PC announcement trailer can be viewed below.