Sony Is ‘Inviting’, Wii U Is ‘Underpowered’
Dreamfall Chapters – the final in the Longest Journey trilogy – has been Kickstarted and will be coming to PC whenever it’s ready, but it might also come to PS4 and Xbox One.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Ragnar Tornquist said, “We are preparing to go to consoles. Without officially announcing anything. We are keen on getting this game to as many people as possible.
Despite recent criticisms surrounding Microsoft’s closed wall system – and the barrier that presents to indies – Tornquist revealed that he has been in talks with all three console manufacturers.
“We have started dialogue with Microsoft, yeah,” he said. “The Xbox One and Microsoft, they get a lot of flack, but it’s still an extremely interesting platform for us, obviously, and it’s going to be huge.
“I’ve officially also said that Sony is a lot more inviting and welcoming to indie developers, so it’s a lot easier for us to start that dialogue and get support. It is a bit harder with Microsoft but it’s not like we’re excluding anything.”
Tornquist added that the PS4 is “definitely an interesting platform for us right now” suggesting that, if anywhere, it’ll be on the PS4 where Dreamfall Chapters appears outside of the PC.
While Nintendo is accommodating, the problem here is the technical capabilities of the Wii U.
“We are also in dialogue with Nintendo,” said Tornquist. “We’re going to be looking at it. We can’t make any promises because the Wii U, it’s underpowered compared to the next-gen consoles and PC obviously – I don’t think that’s a secret or Nintendo would get upset at me.
“We’re going to look at getting the game running on Wii U and then we’ll make decisions depending on how that goes and what we see the market possibilities are doing. Like I said, we don’t want to exclude anything, so we’ll try anything.”