Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey developer Red Thread Games has said the chances of its adventure game landing on PS4 and Xbox One are “extremely good”, and the studio is even hopeful of a Wii U release.
Speaking with Eurogamer at Rezzed 2013 over the weekend, lead developer Ragnar Tornquist said, “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.”
When asked how far Red Thread has spoken with console format holders, Tornquist continued, “We have 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.
“I’ve officially also said that Sony is 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.”
It’s interesting to see Microsoft’s name dropped there, given the company’s silence on all things indie for Xbox One. If rumours are to be believed, the console’s self-publishing indie strategy is to be revealed soon.
You can also check out my indie roundtable with Gaijin Games, Introversion, Hello Games and Brian Provinciano on the state of indie development going into next-gen.