Personally, I see nothing against multiple monitor setups. I used to use dual monitors but most of the stuff I played was single monitor, so the dual monitor setup only mattered for a sparse few games and for when I was doing graphics work, level/scenario/world designing, that sort of thing. The encumbrance came in when I tried to play games which took a sh*t when they attempted to load due to the multiple monitor setup, meaning I had to change resolutions and disable my second monitor whenever I wanted to play them. At that point, my desk had a pair of 17" CRTs on them.
Years later, my desk has a 19" 5:4 LCD and an iMac sitting on it next to each other. This gives me the option of playing games in fullscreen mode on the windows box while using the iMac to look sh*t up online or listen to music, since it's easier (for me) to to have my game playing at one volume level, the mac playing at another, and the ability to easily and independently control them with their respective keyboards.
For me, personally, to get back into a multiple monitor setup, I'd have to ditch the second computer and rely on only one, which means a lot more alt-tabbing from fullscreen games (I deplore playing games in windowed mode) if/when I need to look things up, or keeping a laptop next to me, sitting on top of my tower. It also means looking for another 19" 5:4 monitor (which are difficult to find, since most stores carry NOTHING but widescreen), or replacing my single 19" 5:4 with a pair of 16:9 monitors, which not only means I'd have to buy TWO monitors, but it impairs my ability to read websites, since nearly all websites are still designed with 4:3/5:4 viewing in mind, and viewing them on a widescreen monitor means that you have to scroll down more, and on many sites, the left and right sides are dead space.
Don't get me wrong; widescreen is great for movies, but it's horrible for webpages. It's more comfortable to see in a wide peripheral (you can see far more to your left and right than you can up or down), but it's more comfortable to read in a taller, thinner range. (Think books, papers, etc; always taller than wide).
So ideally? I'd love to have two to three monitors (my desk doesn't have room for more than two, and I have no room for a desk that would be larger enough to accommodate a third comfortably without taking my TV down, and I like my TV in my computer room) and play games on a multi monitor setup. But the amount of changes that that would require me to do would be too inconvenient for me personally to do so.
I fully support the game having multi montor setup (and judging by the high res option, I'm guessing it will, since the thing wouldn't fit on my monitor). I also think it should have the option of windowed or full screen, since different people like either.
My personal main concern though is that it runs on my 19" at 1280x1024 in fullscreen (not windowed) mode. Having to play it in 1280x720 in a window would be a total dealbreaker for me.
I've always felt that playability/controls are far more important than graphics in a game, and if I can't play a game in full screen on my monitor, that makes it unplayable to me. I still do think it should be able to support widescreen resolutions, higher resolutions, and multi monitor setups though.
More options is (almost) always the better option. The fewer options you give your players, the more users you risk not having. And when it comes to monitor configurations, everyone has something different.
Edited, Jun 17th 2010 7:26pm by Mikhalia
Edited, Jun 17th 2010 7:28pm by Mikhalia
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