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Dreamfall Chapters Headed To Next-Gen Consoles; Wii U Is A Maybe




Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey is currently in development for PC, but the game is also likely headed to next-gen consoles, according to lead developer Ragnar Tørnquist.


Speaking with Eurogamer, Tørnquist shared, “We are preparing to go to consoles, without officially announcing anything. We are keen on getting this game to as many people as possible.”


Negotiations seem the farthest along with Sony thus far, with Microsoft and Nintendo in talks with the development studio, Red Thread Games. While an Xbox One release seems likely, the Wii U may or may not end up getting the game.


“We are also in dialogue with Nintendo,” Tørnquist revealed. “We’re going to be looking at it. We can’t make any promises because the the Wii U, it’s underpowered compared to the next-gen consoles and PC obviously—I don’t think that’s a secret or Nintendo would get upset at me.”


“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.”


You can watch a recent development panel from the Rezzed 2013 event during which Tornquist and other members of the development team discussed new content in Dreamfall Chapters, courtesy of Eurogamer, above.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.