Best known for their recent high quality action titles, developers Platinum Games have been exclusively console-based, with their upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Anarchy Reigns in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as well as Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 in development exclusively for the Wii U. However, according executive director Atushi Inaba, they are hoping to enter the PC market very soon.
"We haven't released anything on Steam yet, or any PC games for that matter," Inaba said in an interview with The Verge. "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 stated that he hopes to use crowdfunding to bring Platinum Games products to PC, perhaps as their own publisher.
"Console game development budgets are really big, so we need publishing partners to create those games," continued Inaba. "I was thinking — with our own money — about creating a PC title for Steam. It would give us the possibility to become a publisher, which is very attractive to me. . . It would be great if we could do a Kickstarter and gather enough money for a game to be released on Steam."
Inaba's statements highlight a growing trend in developers to focus more on the PC platform. In a time at this generation where PCs are now much more advanced than the current consoles, let's hope he gets his wish.
Source: The Verge