Hellblade, Ninja Theory’s new action title announced for PlayStation 4 at Gamescom in August, is coming to PC, the studio confirmed.
“I think PC offers us a level of freedom that we haven’t had before,” Ninja Theory creative chief Tameem Antoniades told PC Gamer. “We’re looking at everything we do on this project and figuring out better ways of doing things compared to how the traditional AAA console model works. And consoles are following suit with PC, but I think they’re years behind what things like Steam are doing.
“If we want to do an open beta right now, it’s a little bit trickier to do that than on PC. Playtesting is a huge thing for us. Usability testing, getting people hands-on to try things out, get feedback, then roll that back in and improve the game… it’s always been essential for us to do that. Not every publisher has let us, because of the secrecy that goes into consoles and publisher-based businesses. As an independent we have the freedom to do that.”
Antoniades added that they want to make the PC version future-proof, with possible support for 4K resolution and mods.
“I think we want to get to the point where we can invite players and fans to add to the game, and do things that are unexpected, and suggest ideas or add-ons that can make the game richer,” Antoniades said.
Hellblade is still to be dated.