Wed, Nov 23, 2011 | 16:12 GMT
Ubisoft: I Am Alive unlikely to hit PC, sales “not worth it”
Ubisoft has seemingly killed off hope that I Am Alive will come to PC.
Stanislas Mettra, creative director at Ubisoft, said he’s heard “loud and clear that PC gamers are bitching” over the fact the game hasn’t had a formal announce for the platform in an interview with IncGamers.
He said: “Are these people just making noise just because there’s no version or because it’s a game they actually want to play? Would they buy it if we made it?”
Even if the demand’s there, there’s still one thing holding back any PC release: the threat of piracy.
“It’s hard because there’s so much piracy and so few people are paying for PC games that we have to precisely weigh it up against the cost of making it,” said Mettra.
“Perhaps it will only take 12 guys three months to port the game to PC; it’s not a massive cost but it’s still a cost. If only 50,000 people buy the game then it’s not worth it.”
I Am Alive launches this winter for PSN and Xbox Live Arcade. New shots are here.