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What's with everyone getting upset over games being 9 OS?

05-09-2016, 09:20 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 475
What's with everyone getting upset over games being 9 OS?

I don't get it. I understand people want to stay under 9 for various reasons (games not working above their current OS, not liking potential bugs or whatever) but the thing is, that's your decsision. Devs decide to go with 9 and maybe Apple wants them to or maybe they decided 9 is the only way to get the app or game they want to work. Whatever the reason though, some of you saying 'well it's on 9 so I, an esteemed person, will NOT be purchasing it'. I really doubt your money would make a huge difference... (Sorry I had to get this off my chest, it's been bugging me)
05-09-2016, 10:55 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 613
Perhaps it's unfair, but the expectation is that a developer doesn't particularly need to release a game on iOS 9 or above - especially as probably the vast majority pitch in at about iOS 7 or 8. So when something comes in at iOS 9, gamers have to decide whether they're ready to give up on certain games they're not done with (MHFU, mainly) in order to play something else.

As I said, it may be unfair.

For me, if and when Capcom update Monster Hunter, I will probably update my iOS the same day. Then I can go get Fallen London or Lumino City or Chrono Trigger or whatever. Till then, I will probably stay on iOS 8.

05-09-2016, 01:17 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: NYC suburbs (New Jersey)
Posts: 1,326
It makes it more difficult for thieves to pirate.
05-09-2016, 01:40 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,198
I havent seen anyone really bitch about iOS9 requirement. Was there really?

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
05-09-2016, 02:00 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 475
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
I havent seen anyone really bitch about iOS9 requirement. Was there really?
A lot? No. Enough that it's at least a few people for each new popular game? (EX: inks)? Yes.
05-09-2016, 02:01 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 475
Quote:
Originally Posted by OrangutanKungfu View Post
Perhaps it's unfair, but the expectation is that a developer doesn't particularly need to release a game on iOS 9 or above - especially as probably the vast majority pitch in at about iOS 7 or 8. So when something comes in at iOS 9, gamers have to decide whether they're ready to give up on certain games they're not done with (MHFU, mainly) in order to play something else.

As I said, it may be unfair.

For me, if and when Capcom update Monster Hunter, I will probably update my iOS the same day. Then I can go get Fallen London or Lumino City or Chrono Trigger or whatever. Till then, I will probably stay on iOS 8.
Then why release on 9? There's gotta be a reason for it. I'm pretty sure it's not because they wanna upset people. And that's fine, but that's the trade off. You play older games, can't play newer ones. I think it's stupid that it's like that, but that's how it is
05-09-2016, 04:31 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 735
Games not working, and also each update is quite big so not good on phones and tablets with less than the 32gb.
05-10-2016, 03:17 AM
#8
Both my Ipads are still on IOS 8.The main reason for this is Gamecentre bug in IOS9 that has hit many people for 7-8 months.

I can live without gamecentre,but the fact that some games don't even work without gamecentre functionality has been the sole reason why i haven't updated my devices.

I looks like the bug has been fixed in the new beta & i will update when Apple goes public with the fix (and if it fixes it).
05-10-2016, 03:27 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 613
Quote:
Originally Posted by spader623 View Post
Then why release on 9? There's gotta be a reason for it. I'm pretty sure it's not because they wanna upset people. And that's fine, but that's the trade off. You play older games, can't play newer ones. I think it's stupid that it's like that, but that's how it is
Yep, that is how it is. Very frustrating to know I can't play Chrono Trigger, for example, but could play It any time - but only if I give up other games for ever.
05-10-2016, 06:54 AM
#10
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,662
To summarise:

Jailbreak
Gamecenter bug
Older (can't bare to part with) games staying back on IOS 8 only
Fear of slowed down device when upgrading