Despite being a PS4-exclusive in the world of gaming consoles, it looks like Ninja Theory’s ‘Hellblade’ will also be heading to PC as well.
According to a report done by PC Gamer, Ninja Theory has confirmed that the PC would also be a good home for the upcoming third person hack-n-slash game due to it being a platform that caters well to versatility and feedback.
“I think PC offers us a level of freedom that we haven’t had before,” said Ninja Theory’s creative chief Tameem Antionades. “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.”
Antionades also stated to PC Gamer that Ninja Theory wants to see that ‘Hellblade’ is rendered future proof with 4K resolution and mod support. He commented: “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.”
‘Hellblade’ was first revealed during the Sony keynote at Gamescom 2014. It is being made by Ninja Theory, a studio most recently known for their Capcom reboot ‘DmC: Devil May Cry,‘ and titles like ‘Heavenly Sword’ and ‘Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.’
As far as the premise, very little is known about ‘Hellblade’ other than that it is based on Celtic Myth and puts players in the shoes of Senua, a warrior who must embark on a journey through a hellish underworld.
‘Hellblade’ is set to release on PS4 and Windows PC sometime in 2015.