Capcom Producer Defends PC Gaming, Says It’s Worth Developing For

Capcom had a lot of good things to say about developing games on the PC. When recently asked whether porting DmC: Devil May Cry to the PC was an expensive or pointless, Alex Jones, who served as the game’s senior producer, defended the platform and stated that it was worth it for game developers to cater to the PC gaming audience.

“If you do your job right on the console side you can generally develop a PC version quite reasonably from both a budget and production logistics standpoint,” said Jones in an interview with TruePCGaming.

“Honestly the whole process was actually fairly devoid of drama or notable failures. We staggered the development such that we avoided long-running dependencies between the console and the PC team,” he said.

“Much of the credit goes to both Ninja Theory, the primary developer and the creators of the game, and our PC development partners at Q-loc. Both groups did a great job. At the publishing level we decided very early in the console development that we were going to do a PC version and that allowed us to the proper planning and staging of the development to ensure as smooth a dev cycle as possible.”

Jones said that because so many of the series’ fans demanded 60 frames per second out of the game, the PC version was the only one that could deliver on that.

He added that those who purchased the game can look forward to more story-based DLC for DmC: Devil May Cry regardless of whether they get it on the PC or console.

“We will have a meaty epilogue to the main game story in which we will follow Vergil on a series of missions which take place in the immediate aftermath of the climactic events of DMC. Depending on your skill and proficiency there will be anywhere from 3-5 hours of additional story and gameplay.”

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3 Comments on Capcom Producer Defends PC Gaming, Says It’s Worth Developing For

ZephyrTuvai

On March 4, 2013 at 2:08 am

After having played this on 360, and then playing it again on PC(just got me a sapphire HD 7950 vapor-X was looking forward to trying out), I have to say that between the 60+ fps and the HD textures and rendering options on PC, its made it worth a whole playthrough just because of how freaking pretty it is. I’m actually very pleased with this port.

Patches

On March 4, 2013 at 7:41 am

After that, I could use a new Dead Rising 3… ;-)

Well...

On March 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Nonetheless a console port, a pretty good one though. Now, i hope for future PC games from Capcom not to be ports or that they be as good as DMC.

And… if it so good/easy to make ports to PC, where is Dragons Dogma port? That one fit better in the PC world than DMC itself but is not available for PC.