Arizona Sunshine Locks Horde Mode Behind Certain CPUs, Unlocks Following Complaints
That was a quick turnaround.
Vertigo Games’ Arizona Sunshine hasn’t been getting too much attention lately but it’s been doing fairly well on Steam. As a VR game with a focus on survival and shooting with zombies, Arizona Sunshine allowed players to compete in modes like multiplayer and the single-player Horde.
However, it seems Horde was only available to those with 5th to 7th generation Intel Core i7 CPUs. Though many developers have “recommended” requirements for the best visuals, this is the first time an entire mode has been locked away unless you had the required CPU. And unfortunately, players had to discover this on their own rather than having Vertigo mention it.
The inclusion of Horde for these certain CPUs was due to a partnership with Intel and the plan was to make Horde available to all on March 6th 2017. Following complaints though, it’s decided to unlock the mode for everyone. It did note that “We have recommended and still recommend using the Core i7 in order to maintain a constant 90FPS with advanced physics.
“We also realise that these chips cost money. We created bonus content that was not advertised as a reward for those of you who took us up on our recommendation.”
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