By Sarah Acker | Oct 27, 2018 06:23:23With a new release of its mobile-first RPG, Seraphine, publisher Dontnod Games has found its way into the hearts of the tech-savvy and the hardcore game player alike.
But it’s also found its detractors.
For a game with a $20 price tag, it’s a hefty price tag.
DontNod has also been accused of being too focused on the platform, and its own “shyness” of being a console game, and for being too hard on the PC.
In short, it seems that DontNs recent focus on the console-focused genre is not necessarily a good thing for the future of the game.
Dontnods latest console-based game, Seraphines sequel, was announced as a PC exclusive last year, but was later made available on consoles.
Seraphines new PC release is also a PC port, and has been delayed to 2018.
“In the past we’ve said it’s going to be a free-to-play game, it’ll be a premium-priced game,” Dont Nod VP of marketing and publishing Tom Kump told me over email.
“It’s definitely going to focus on PC.”
Kump said that the game is not yet locked in for a PC release, and the developer is looking into ways to make it so.
“We’re exploring ways to allow PC players to play on our servers.
We’re also looking into things like cross-platform play,” he said.
I played the PC version of Seraphines on a test PC yesterday and the PC and Mac versions are identical, and there are no differences in the way they run.
The only difference between the two is that the PC game’s main character is female, and Seraphines PC version has a male protagonist.
“It’s important to note that we’re still looking into how to make the PC experience more inclusive and less binary,” said Kump.
“We don’t want people to feel like their character is ‘better’ or ‘worse’ for the platform they play on.
If you’re a male, female, transgender, or queer player and you’re on PC, there’s no reason you can’t have fun and explore the world and the world of Seraphine.”
The Seraphines developers did not have a specific reason for the delay.
However, it was clear that Dntnod was not ready to abandon the console and PC platforms completely.
It has also announced that it plans to release a PlayStation 4 version of the first game later this year.
“I think we’ve shown the game on PS4,” said Tom Kamp.
“The PC is an area we’re really exploring in terms of our next project.”
DontNods PC-only version of Seraphines was also announced as an “exclusive.”
“We’ve shown that it is an experience for everyone.
I think everyone has a different taste in what they like to play, but I think there’s a wide variety of players who are looking for that experience,” said Dont, referring to the PC/Mac version of this game.
“And it’s important that we don’t just have a PC-exclusive version, we’re not making the game PC only, we want everyone to play it on PC too.”
There’s still room to add more to it.””
It doesn’t matter if we’re releasing on PC or consoles, we can always add new content to it,” said a Dont representative. “
Seraphines is the kind of game where if we want to do a console-exclusive, I think it’s probably better to do something completely different.”
“It doesn’t matter if we’re releasing on PC or consoles, we can always add new content to it,” said a Dont representative.
“There’s a lot of stuff that can happen on PSN, and we’d love to make sure we’re doing things that are both consistent and unique and good for all players.”