PC version?

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#1 Posted by tankintheair315 (392 posts) -

Anyone know any chance of a PC port coming down the pipe?

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#2 Posted by Shivoa (1553 posts) -

It's built on XNA but I suspect the MS publishing (with whatever the contract in 2009 for winning the Dream.Build.Play competition was) means that is an issue for MS and not the dev to ok the PC version (which may be as easy as pressing the 'build x86' button in Visual Studio).

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#3 Edited by trindermon (41 posts) -

Would guess its down to Deans deal with Microsoft, id hope that its something that's allowed, however from a technical standpoint i am not sure how much of a pain it would be. By that i mean that obviously as its a hand drawn thing, its probably designed to operate and a certain resolutions (much like diablo2) and things such as supporting different resolutions might be a pain. hope i am compleatly wrong ; Would be lovely to have a copy on PC for when the 360 becomes deceased.

All though to be honest id much rather it was so successful that Microsoft picked it as a sponsored franchise of some sort so we could see more of these characters and this world ala rachet and clank, sonic etc. its the best thing i've played in about 5 years to be honest.

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#4 Posted by Dezztroy (1070 posts) -

As Shivoa said, it's all up to MS if there will be one or not. Assuming the dev wants to make one, of course.

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#5 Posted by TobbRobb (6114 posts) -

I really hope so. I'm so close to just buying MS points cards for this game, but I'd vastly prefer to not even plug that thing into the internet.

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#6 Posted by Justin258 (14428 posts) -

Didn't MS let Super Meat Boy and several other XBLA games they owned come to PC?

I don't think this is entirely out of the question but I wouldn't hold my breath on it. I wish Shadow Complex would come to PC.

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#7 Edited by trindermon (41 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Didn't MS let Super Meat Boy and several other XBLA games they owned come to PC?

I don't think this is entirely out of the question but I wouldn't hold my breath on it. I wish Shadow Complex would come to PC.

Fingers crossed mate is all we can do, Meatboy specifically wasn't a Microsoft contracted thing however, it was originally announced for Wii ware and pc i think. I dont know exactly what the deal is when you win Dream, Build, Play (or whatever its called); but i am pretty sure that contracts and funding come directly from Microsoft studios, so its less independent at the stage you say yes, i think. (might be wrong).

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#8 Posted by Mcfart (2033 posts) -

@trindermon said:

Would guess its down to Deans deal with Microsoft, id hope that its something that's allowed, however from a technical standpoint i am not sure how much of a pain it would be. By that i mean that obviously as its a hand drawn thing, its probably designed to operate and a certain resolutions (much like diablo2) and things such as supporting different resolutions might be a pain. hope i am compleatly wrong ; Would be lovely to have a copy on PC for when the 360 becomes deceased.

All though to be honest id much rather it was so successful that Microsoft picked it as a sponsored franchise of some sort so we could see more of these characters and this world ala rachet and clank, sonic etc. its the best thing i've played in about 5 years to be honest.

Doubt that's the case, cause the 360 does upscaling with this game the same as any other, so he could easily do that for the PC as well. 1080p resulution dosen't mean that the textures at 1080p.

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#9 Edited by trindermon (41 posts) -

@Mcfart said:

@trindermon said:

Would guess its down to Deans deal with Microsoft, id hope that its something that's allowed, however from a technical standpoint i am not sure how much of a pain it would be. By that i mean that obviously as its a hand drawn thing, its probably designed to operate and a certain resolutions (much like diablo2) and things such as supporting different resolutions might be a pain. hope i am compleatly wrong ; Would be lovely to have a copy on PC for when the 360 becomes deceased.

All though to be honest id much rather it was so successful that Microsoft picked it as a sponsored franchise of some sort so we could see more of these characters and this world ala rachet and clank, sonic etc. its the best thing i've played in about 5 years to be honest.

Doubt that's the case, cause the 360 does upscaling with this game the same as any other, so he could easily do that for the PC as well. 1080p resulution dosen't mean that the textures at 1080p.

Ohh agreed, but they probably are 720p what i am worried about is that say the game is designed at the technical point of view to trigger monsters as they enter the "scene"

and of course cause its 1 platform; from a development point of view you know where that is cause everyone running the same equipment / software / resolutions etc. Dont get me wrong, i am sure i am over egging this, but i just wanted to point out that sometimes its not a case of "can the pc run it" its a case of "can the game be converted to work on other stuff without shit tones of work".

if that makes sense. Like i say , id love for it to happen.

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#10 Posted by Terramagi (1167 posts) -

Oh, it's already on PC.

You just have to type in the URL, and run an antivirus immediately after.

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#11 Posted by JeanLuc (3882 posts) -

Both this and FEZ I really want on PC.

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#12 Edited by SubwayD (867 posts) -

The real howler would be if it came to PC, but only as a Win8 exclusive.

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#13 Posted by StarFoxA (5261 posts) -

Depends on the exclusivity agreement with Microsoft. Since it was made in XNA, it's fairly trivial to port to Windows (see: ARES, Cthulhu Saves the World, Sequence, Solar 2, etc).

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#14 Posted by Wannabe_Hipster (60 posts) -

I reeeeaaally want this game on PC! I sure hope it makes it's way over here!

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#15 Posted by Lukeweizer (3276 posts) -

Everyone will complain about wanting a PC version, but MS published it, so it'll have GFWL, then everyone will bitch about the PC version.

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#16 Posted by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

Maybe Microsoft will be more open now that the 360 is on its deathbed and they want to sell a new OS and more WIndows PCs.

I'd be playing Dust on the 360 right now if I didn't have this feeling that a PC version will come, and I want to see those graphics in something larger than 720p

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#17 Posted by Wannabe_Hipster (60 posts) -

@Lukeweizer: As long as it works, the majority of people don't care. I know I don't. It's a loud minority who is always complaining about GFWL and there always will be, just like there are people complaining about origin or steam.

If you are thinking about the Dark Souls port, they did way more than to introduce GFWL, capping it at 30 FPS and 720 is a much larger issue imo.

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#18 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Seems like legal's the only hurdle, it probably already works fine on windows.

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#20 Posted by Joeyoe31 (848 posts) -

Really wish this game would come to a platform I can play it on.

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#21 Posted by zaboomyfool (23 posts) -

I hear it coming April 30 2013..and this is no joke....well to PC at lest

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#22 Posted by ripelivejam (11080 posts) -

welp, time to double dip (as i never beat it on xbox when i had access to it, and it'll probably look gorgeous on PC)

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#23 Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle (854 posts) -

I wonder if it'll hit Vita as well.

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#24 Edited by ripelivejam (11080 posts) -

oh yeah forgot FUCKIN FURRIES >:(

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#25 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1532 posts) -

Oh yay, one of those xbla titles i wanted to play but no xbox. They always seem to come to pc ....eventually

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#26 Posted by Zurv (788 posts) -

really darn pretty game :) I'm happy it finally made it to the PC.

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#27 Posted by Noogy (63 posts) -

Glad to finally bring the game to my platform of choice :)

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