Capcom Still Discussing Dragon’s Dogma For PC

By Ishaan . March 20, 2013 . 11:30am

Capcom USA’s Senior VP Christian Svensson has been keen on bringing Dragon’s Dogma to PC. On multiple occasions, Svensson has mentioned that he thinks the game would be a good fit for the PC platform, and that he’s been in talks with Capcom’s Japan headquarters to make it happen at some point in the future.

 

These talks are still ongoing, Svensson shared with users of the company’s forums last night. A forum user pointed out that GameStop in Europe have a listing for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for PC, and Svensson chimed in to inform him that the listing isn’t real.

 

“I wish that were true. Alas, nothing happening on that front at the moment,” Svensson shared. “I’m STILL having conversations with [producer] Kobayashi about making that happen to this day (as recently as two days ago in fact).”

 

In the meantime, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in April.

 


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  • amagidyne

    This game would be PERFECT for the PC. Hope they can work something out.

  • creid8

    I’d absolutely buy it again.

  • DesmaX

    Dark Souls did fine on Steam, didn’t it? I think this would too

  • Akane Zuliani

    I’m not getting my hopes up again after that tweet.

  • CirnoLakes

    Dragon’s Dogma is basically like a PC wRPG anyway. I’ve been so amazed that of all games Capcom hasn’t brought to the PC, this has been among them.

    They need to bring this to the PC. It fits well with the game genres that are already popular on the PC. And leaving it without a PC port is very inconsistent of Capcom. Dragon’s Dogma is one of the only games they have released lately without a PC version.

    Also, if they don’t fix some of the problems the game has when porting to the PC, modders will. Making the PC easily the best version of the game.

    I am thinking it might be good for Dragon’s Dogma fans to create a petition similar to the one that happened for Dark Souls. It could speed the process along significantly if it got enough signatures.

    • Akane Zuliani

      I wonder if one of the reasons for it don’t getting ported to PC until now is the low resolution of the textures.

      • http://twitter.com/Vietgeta VietGeta

        Capcom has always been cautious for releasing things on PC due to pirating. I think Street Fighter 4 had that issue a while back. And a big notable difference about this game compared to other games like Skyrim, is that there isn’t a lot of advertisement, so PC would be hard to sell, than it is to be pirated. But don’t take my word for it.

        Other than that, if this does come to PC, I would have no doubt it’d be one of the best games to be modded.

        • Akane Zuliani

          PC is not too popular on Japan too right?
          They probably would get lower sales than consoles and most people that already bought the game for console probably moved on and are playing another game already.

          • Barrylocke89

            But at the same time, there’s still a population of gamers today, especially in the West, that exclusively games on PCs. While Capcom was wise to have Dragon’s Dogma be both on the PS3 and 360 (knowing that most Eastern gamers play would play on the 360, so the majority of 360 sales would be from the Western side), there is a potentially missed opportunity with the game not being released on the PC, same as how there could have been one with Dark Souls.

            I really hope that Capcom Japan is at least considering the possibility of this sort of port, especially since a new version of the game is set to be released soon. Judging by what Svensson is saying in his post however, it appears that this may not be the case.

          • Akane Zuliani

            Yeah, that’s what I worry about, if all depended of Svensson we probably would have gotten it already, but it depends on the japanese side and you know how gaming companies are these days, they only care about sales, but then there’s the release of the new content for console just in a few days, it would be great if we got a simultaneous release or like a month of delay like what happened to DmC, I don’t even own a console and bought DD to play over a friend’s house, I would certainly buy it again for my computer.

          • Brion Valkerion

            PC is just as popular as it is in other places (ratio speaking that is) Most console players in Japan have a PC that can run games as well. Its a pretty baseless stereotype that Japanese gamers dont play PC games, considering a ton of stuff is released on it over there. That and well… just look at any of the streaming sites. More than half the time they are playing PC versions of stuff over the console versions.

            Assumptions like their PCs suck and they cant get the parts for high quality gaming rigs is 1000% false lol.

          • Magnus Roe

            Not sure where you get this from, if all your Japanese friends live on a microsoft campus or what, but I’ve lived in Tokyo for 12 years and I think I know two people who play pc games regularly.

            If you leave major cities you could actually find vast numbers of homes without any computer at all, certainly no game rigs.

            While the hardware selection in stores is quite good, saying that the PC is a major gaming platform in Japan is absurd. Just take a look at the PC game shelf (yes singular) in any shop, there will be the usual 3 kingdoms strategy game from the late 90s (apparently), The Sims 2, some train game and a bunch of erotic games. All priced around $60 bucks, except the ero games which are more like $100.

  • Crevox

    Oh come on Capcom, I was almost resolved to buying Dark Arisen on PS3 because everyone said “lol PC not happening” and now you do this.

    YES I WANT IT. GIVE IT TO ME. But decide quick. :|

  • Akane Zuliani

    I wonder why my reply to CirnoLakes got deleted, I was actually trying to discuss why the game hasn’t been ported so far, not starting a flame war or something like that, do you guys still have a gripe with me about the whole DmC issue yet?
    EDIT : nvm probably a issue on my own end that didn’t display my comment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.tharnish Eric Tharnish

    I think your work on this port needs to be ongoing like yesterday, Capcom!

  • Letsstartsomething

    Pls guys support the petition for a PC port, it takes 5 seconds to fill out.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/capcom-port-dragon-s-dogma-to-pc

  • Letsstartsomething

    You guys can support the petition for a PC port on here:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/capcom-port-dragon-s-dogma-to-pc

  • Flandre Scarlet

    I’m really honestly surprised that they ported a 3DS game (Revelations) to PC but haven’t made a solid decision on Dragon’s Dogma yet. I think this game would fare pretty well on PC, it seemed fairly popular in the West.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    You know what would be amazing: cross plattform multiplayer with 360 gamers, DX11 support and PhysX support.

  • kupomogli

    Capcom’s best game this gen and one of the better open world world adventure RPGs. If it’s ported that’s a plus for PC only gamers, if not, you guys should add this to your list of games its worth getting one of the current gen consoles for..

  • http://www.bagofgames.com/author/jennero/ Jennero Rossi

    Please make this happen. This is one of the best open world RPGs out there.

  • Pockystix

    2 reasons this would be a great idea:

    1. Mods: Imagine all the crazy stuff people will add to the game?

    2. Opens up a whole new audience to the game the elitis-err, pc master race lol

  • Peter Le

    Getting this on 360 for sure, but if it were released on PC I would buy it again day 1. This game would be perfect on PC. I really hope this goes through!

  • Göran Isacson

    I truly do wonder why it isn’t out on PC already… answer most likely having something to do with costs that someone somewhere doesn’t expect to make back, but still: with how willing Capcom are to flirt with the Western market, why are they dragging their feet behind on PC conversions?

    • Syn

      Yeah, i thought the exact same thing, I mean, they are already well known for having PC ports of some of their games like RE, SFxT,SSF4 etc, so this surprises me somewhat.

      • Göran Isacson

        Makes me wonder if it’s easier for them to port fighting games and stuff like Resident Evil, which is a very “closed world” kind of game, compared to a big damn open-world RPG? Maybe it’s a really big and costly undertaking?

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