These past few years, we’ve seen a lot of Japanese – as well as previously console-only – titles hitting the PC. And that’s because the PC market is currently huge and, let’s face it, most publishers and developers cannot simply ignore it. The same applies to the developer behind Bayonetta and Vanquish who told PCGamer that it would love to see all of its titles on our platform.
As a spokesperson for PlatinumGames told PCGamer:
“The PC market is huge and can definitely not be ignored. We are absolutely aware of that, and we’ve always felt this way. We’ve always had a positive stance towards porting our titles to PC, but the decisions as to which platforms we release our games on, and which platforms are the main focus for the games we make are largely made by the publishers, so this is not something we can decide on our own.”
Of course this does not surprise us at all. After all, we’ve seen images of Japanese developers testing their games on the PC platformlong before such versions were officially announced. Bayonetta and Metal Gears Solid V come immediately to mind, and we all know that Square Enix has already up and running an experimental PC version of Final Fantasy XV.
As the spokesperson for PlatinumGames concluded, if it was up to them, they would release all of their games to the PC. However, the publishers decide for which platforms their games will be released on.
“If it were up to us, we’d port all of our games to PC, but it all depends on the publishers.
We still feel strongly about putting more consideration into the PC market. If our current efforts prove successful, this will only make PC development more attractive.”