The PC is the easiest console to upgrade, and it can play games better than consoles of the near future. Many gamers take great pride in our rigs that we build part by part with our own money, and the best way for us to enjoy them is to know that we're getting great games, and at least the same deals that console gamers are have.
This isn't about porting every console game to PC--some games just work best when played in a certain console's style. But for games that are chosen by the creators to be on consoles and on PC, we just want the same downloadable content.
One example of this is with Burnout Paradise. On the PS3 and 360, the option exists to purchase Big Surf Island, Cop Cars, Legendary Cars, and more. For PC, we get "Party Mode," and just a trickle of other vehicles. If people are willing to spend more than $600 on a gaming PC, we are certainly willing to pay the console stores' prices for downloadable content, such as Big Surf Island.
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION ONLY IF YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY FOR "BIG SURF ISLAND" FOR "BURNOUT PARADISE" ON THE PC! Show EA and Criterion that they have money that we are willing to hand over to them for this content.
Make Big Surf Island and specialty cars available for PC. PC builders take great pride in our systems, and we want to play the cross-platform games with the same downloadable content that's offered to consoles. When we spend greater prices on our systems, we do it knowing that we will still have to spend more money on games--and we are willing to do that at the same prices of console content.
Burnout Paradise is still one of the best racing games of all time, and it is still earning money from the consumer market. Big Surf Island's restriction to consoles, however, is limiting great funds from the PC market.
There are approximately 3,100 Steam users who recommend Burnout Paradise, as I'm sure there have been more copies sold on Steam and elsewhere for PC. If Big Surf Island were made available at $15, as most or all of us are willing to pay, then that's $46,500 of revenue, which should more than cover the cost of offering the content on Steam. This figure is from those who have recommended the game--it does not account for the total sales on Steam and generally for the PC. By doing next to nothing, multi-thousands of dollars could be brought into the company, where we are glad to pay such funds for the added map.
I am asking for 15,000 signatures from people who are willing to buy the content for PC, giving a figure of $225,000 to EA/Criterion.
Please give PC gamers equal content as what is offered to the console version of the same game.
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