Overwatch has been out for almost two weeks now and the game is off to a very successful start. The game has received almost universal praise from gamers and critics alike. It’s reported that it may have even pushed The Division off the top spot as the most successful new IP launch ever. With such an immense amount of good will surrounding the game then, it’s made it even worse that GameSpot has tried to deceive people with one of their latest videos on the game.
Published on YouTube on March 31st, the video titled ‘Overwatch PS4 v PC Gameplay Comparison’ has already received a ton of hate on YouTube alone. The video has garnered just under 7,000 dislikes at the time of writing this article; compared to only 800 likes.
If you wish, you can see the video for yourself here.
The top comment on the video comes from TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit who left this comment on the video:
Although having the most popular comment on the video, TotalBiscuit was by no means alone in his criticism of GameSpot:
The hate on the video stems from the fact that it’s very clear that GameSpot’s PC footage is by no means a true representation of what that version can offer and in fact looks worse than the console version; something that ticked off a lot of PC owners who know this game looks and runs ‘better’ on PC. Users on YouTube and Reddit have accused GameSpot of purposely purporting low PC quality gameplay in order to make the PS4 version look like the better choice.
Update: We made a mistake in reporting on the date of the video. It was in fact published two months ago on March 31 but only came to our radar after TotalBiscuit’s prolific comment.
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