It has been a long time since I have posted a "Quick Rant", or any news for that matter, so here it goes:
A little less than a month ago, I purchased World in Conflict and was extremely pleased with it (and still am). However, a particular issue has compelled me to write this.
I have progressed about halfway through the single player campaign. The game is awesome, I must say. I was also intrigued with dual monitor support. I tried enabling upon first purchase and found out that I had to have both monitors at the same resolution and scrapped the idea. I then read about patch 3 and the "fix" to allow different resolutions on each monitor. I paused my progress at that point to wait for the patch. Upon patch release, I was excited to finally enable this feature and continue playing.
I hit up the benchmark button after configuring once again for dual monitors and was totally blown away at the plain "cool factor" of it. Seeing the nuke on the second monitor bubbling with smoke is awesome. With that said… the game can get choppy, but it was something that I was going to deal with just to have the feature enabled.
I then loaded up my "resume campaign" and waited… only to be greeted with… nothing on the second monitor. Bummer, I thought… a bug was found. Well, it has been several days and I decided to finally research on the forums for a "fix" just to find out, with this topic and a couple others, that the support is only in multi-player and was a "design decision".
I understand possible technical problems related to the cut scenes causing strange things to appear on the mega map (cut scenes are rendered with the game engine) and I also understand that many other issues have a higher priority with greater impact, but I am at a loss as to understanding the "why" this feature is removed in single player due to a design decision. After all, any advantages that it has is canceled by hitting "M" and zooming out on the main display…
If anything, chalk up one more "please make it happen" in single player and thank you, Massive Entertainment AB, for making an outstanding game.