Lead developer Ragnarok Tornquist says there is an “extremely good” chance.
After clearing its Kickstarter like it was nothing, Red Thread’s Dreamfall: Chapters now seems poised to head to next gen consoles, namely the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In conversation with Eurogamer, lead developer Ragnarok Tornquist talked about the preparations being made.
“We are preparing to go to consoles without officially announcing anything. We are keen on getting this game to as many people as possible. The game works extremely well in a TV/couch scenario – it’s a perfect game for that. We’re building a game that has cross-platform technology anyway, so I think the chances are extremely good that we’ll land on one or both of the next-gen consoles.”
Tornquist also revealed that the developed has “started dialogue with Microsoft, yeah. 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.”
However – and this should be no surprise given the push for indie games – Sony has been “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. The PlayStation 4 is definitely an interesting platform for us right now.”
As for the Wii U, although discussions are happening, the lesser power of the console will be a problem. Tornquist stated that he “can’t make any promises. 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.”