A recent Twitter exchange between the Spanish website Generacíon Xbox and Revolution Software (the developers of the Broken Sword series and Beneath a Steel Sky) has given rise to hopes that the series may eventually make its way onto the Xbox One through the Universal Windows Platform technology that Microsoft uses.
Broken Sword is a series of games that follows American patent lawyer George Stobbart and his girlfriend, French journalist Nicole Collard, as they have various adventures in a manner similar to the Uncharted series. However, Broken Sword came out first, debuting in 1996 and starting out as a point-and-click adventure game.
While the point-and-click series eventually gave way to 3D graphics and action adventures, the Broken Sword series remains fairly popular, enough that a fifth installment, “Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse”, came out back in 2013 for both PC platforms and the Xbox One. This one has gotten a better reception mainly due to its return to 2D sprites, point-and-click gameplay, and puzzles.
The possibility of the Broken Sword series becoming available on the Universal Windows Platform series means that the game would be able to run on anything that is running the Windows 10 operating system. This means that if the series is made to run on UWP, that it could run on a Windows computer, a Windows mobile phone, or the Xbox One itself.
The Broken Sword series jumping back into the mainstream could be an interesting example, especially considering that the previous games all sold fairly well and also got fairly positive review scores. However, whether they would still be considered as “fun” nowadays might be up for debate unless they’re as a part of a niche audience.
If you want to get a taste of what Broken Sword is like, the fifth game, as said before, is currently available for PC and Xbox One platforms.