The terrifying new trend of locking content behind a “hardware wall”

Game developer Vertigo Games have been accused of hiding it’s newest game’s features behind a “hardware wall”.

Arizona Sunshine will not allow you to play the game’s Horde or Apocalyptic Modes unless your PC features a  5th, 6th or 7th Generation Intel Core i7 CPU.

This is not because other processors would limit the game but rather because developers Vertigo Games cut a deal with Intel.

“Working with Intel allowed us to create even more content than we originally planned, including these modes and the physics systems in the game, making Arizona Sunshine one of the richest VR experiences possible,” said the developer.

The controversy surrounding Arizona Sunshine follows the news that 4K-Netflix streaming will be limited to a very select number of PC configurations.


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