But it’s up to the publishers
Yesterday Bayonettalaunched on PC, and it’s getting the thumbs up from the community.
But if it were up to Platinum, they wouldn’t stop there. Speaking to PC Gamer, the developer noted that they wanted to be more “actively involved in the PC market from here on out,” a statement backed up with the launch of NieR: Automata. They also noted that porting Bayonettato Wii U helped them in their quest for a PC port, and that since their engine “is built with PC cross-platform development in mind,” they shouldn’t have a tough time doing it in the future. Publishers might put the kibosh on a deal, but if it were up to them, they’d port “all of [their] games” to PC.
Let’s break it down a little bit and go through the entire catalog (Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising, Korra, Tranformers, TMNT, and NieR are already on PC).
MadWorld, Infinite Space, Vanquish, Anarchy Reigns — very high chance as they’re all done by Sega, which allowed the Bayonettaport. Especially Anarchy Reigns, which could be given a new lease on life as a free-to-play game.
Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2— maybe.Nintendo did publish 101 but it’s not exactly a cash cow for them and it’s on a dead system. Barring plans for a Switch port, it could end up making it’s way to PC down the line if Platinum buys out the rights. Same for Bayonetta 2, although that was much more popular, and is a perfect candidate for a Switch release. It could be years before we see it on PC, if ever.
Star Fox Zero, Guard — no chance.
Bayonetta is out now on PC, we spoke to Platinum about making it happen [PC Gamer]