Bayonetta could lead the way for more Platinum PC releases

Publisher Sega and developer Platinum Games have announced and released a PC version of Bayonetta all on the same day.

Rumours of a PC port for the game have been rumbling since the recent releases of a free small Bayonetta 2D platformer on Steam. The icons for its achievements combined to form the game’s cover which, in conjunction with a mysterious countdown website, left a lot of PC players hopeful.

The game is now available for 14.99. Furthermore, it seems like a solid port, running with an uncapped resolution and at 60fps, for those with the necessary equipment. Fortunately, the specs aren’t too demanding, and even owners of holder hardware should see decent performance.

Speaking to PC Gamer, Platinum has expressed its enthusiasm for possible further PC ports – Vanquish is the one that springs to mind – although it adds that the decision is largely out of its hands.

"The PC market is huge and can definitely not be ignored,” the company said. "We’ve always had a positive stance towards porting our titles to PC. If it were up to us, we’d port all of our games to PC, but it all depends on the publishers. We still feel strongly about putting more consideration into the PC market. If our current efforts prove successful, this will only make PC development more attractive.

"However, most third party publishers nowadays realize the PC should not be ignored, so I believe we should be able to become more actively involved in the PC market from here on out."

Platinum added that its work in porting Bayonetta to Wii U for its release alongside Bayonetta 2 was a big help for the PC port. Future titles will be built with PC in mind from the off.

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