Bayonetta Developer: We Would Bring All Our Games To PC If It Were Up To Us
Sega gave PC gamers a surprise by launching Platinum Games developed Bayonetta for PC. However, Bayonetta releasing for PC has given hope to PC gamers that other Platinum Games’ console exclusive like Vanquish will come to PC.
However, studio representative told PCGamer that making a game a platform exclusive is not their call to make as it is publishers’ decision.
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.
However, things have changed as Platinum Game’s developed NieR Automata launched for PC alongside PS4 and the studio is hopeful now that publishers have realized the potential of PC game market.
According to the studio, they did not outsourced the Wii U port of Bayonetta which helped them a lot while bringing the game to PC.
We had to dive back in and change a lot about the internal structure when we ported it to Wii U, but I believe this experience helped us make the jump to PC go a lot smoother. Our current proprietary engine is built with PC-based cross-platform development in mind, so I think it should be easier now to avoid similar problems in the future
The studio added that “If it were up to us, we’d port all of our games to PC, but it all depends on the publisher”.
While Platinum Games does not mention its other projects by name but fans are hopeful that Sega would bring Vanquish to PC.