Maybe I should ask them? ;p I feel like doing this.. 1 cynic deed a year.. and all that.
"Dear Digital Extremes
Why are you constantly trying to make us PC-Gamers sick? We never did anything to you, always loved your games, yet you thank it by locking the FOV of your games to 60° even though any biology student knows that the human eye has a fixed FOV, and as such the closer one gets to the screen the higher the FOV of the game has to be. For consoles a 60° might make sense, but nowadays people actually have PC Screens above 15" (hard to believe, I know) where such zoomed in fov is a physical, real and biological problem.
For 3 games we suffered by your ignorance of the basic principles of human biology and sight, and now you did it again with Darkness II. As if your previous games had not already caused enough nauseous people, you truly topped it this time, many people I've talked to who played your game on a big-screen on the PC got nearly instantly sick. Motion sick, that is. Because you are, with your zoomed in and locked FOV, depriving our brain of a needed visual frame of reference.
I hereby ask you with not a pinch of jest, but with maybe 2 pinches of cynicism to please think of the people who have to clean up after their best friend just got motion sick from playing Darkness II. We PC-Gamers, nah, who I am kidding... I am not a group of gamers, I am a single gamer who got motion sick from playing Darkness II for the SOLE reason that the FOV is way, way too zoomed in. This is not a preference, or a cheat, a properly adapted FOV that takes into account distance of eye to screen, size of screen and aspect ratio is a biological necessity for a small yet very vocal part of your customers. Customers, whom for 3 games (Bioshock II, Homefront, Darkness II) you have tortured intentionally and knowingly, forcing them to devise custom hacks and tools to make your games playable without making the players sick like a fresh sailor on a boat during a storm.
a severely motion sick Darkness II player. On a 23" screen, on PC.
And yes, i am not kidding, gonna send them this 1:1 via their websites contact formula .. tomorrow ;P