Do you know who Platinum Games is? Of course you do. It’s the developer behind Bayonetta, Vanquish and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. And although there are some signs of Revengeance hitting the PC at a later date, the company’s executive director, Atsushi Inaba, revealed that they are interested in bringing more of their titles to our beloved platform.
As Inaba unveiled to Polygon, Platinum Games is really interested in a Kickstarter campaign for a PC title that will be released on Steam, or bringing its other action games to Valve’s digital distribution service.
Inaba then said that Platinum Games is not currently working on any PC title, a decision made by its publishers and not by themselves:
“We haven’t released anything on Steam yet, or any PC games for that matter, so I’m not in a position to encourage other people to do so,” Inaba said. “However, I used to belong to a big publisher [Capcom]. And if you’re at a big publisher, business gets carried on just seeing your game on console. Many publishers don’t view PC as an important platform.”
Inaba later on expressed his desire for a PC game that could be funded by Kickstarter.
“I view the PC as an area with huge potential. It would be great if we could do a Kickstarter and gather enough money for a game to be released on Steam.”
Pretty interesting stuff, though we can’t help but wonder why the publishers didn’t green lighted the PC platform in Platinum’s older titles. That’s something that Inaba did not explain and we are really curious to learn why Bayonetta and Vanquish did not hit the PC.
So, let’s hope that Revengeance will be Platinum’s first PC title!
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