After initially being announced for PS4, in 2015 Ninja Theory revealed that their ‘independent AAA’ game Hellblade would also be released on PC. While a small number of Hellblade fans were outraged, accusing Ninja Theory of ‘betraying’ them and ‘abandoning’ their loyalty to the PlayStation brand, the majority of fans were glad that they’d be able to play the highly anticipated title without having to fork out for Sony’s console.
However, while most seemed to be taking the news well, one big question about Hellblade‘s PC release remained; would it be coming to PC and PS4 at the same time or would PC players have to wait? But in a conversation with a fan on Twitter, Ninja Theory has finally answered that query.
— NinjaTheory (@NinjaTheory) January 6, 2016
Hellblade Release Date to Be the Same on PC and PS4
As one follower asked the developer whether or not Hellblade is a timed PS4 exclusive (as some suggested due do the fact that the PC announcement came months after the initial PS4 reveal), Ninja Theory shut those rumours down, confirming that “Hellblade is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC at the same time”. Moreover, the developer confirmed that Hellblade would indeed launch in 2016, despite a delay causing it to miss its tentative 2015 release window.
All of this should be good news for fans not just because they’ve been perched on the edge of their seats waiting for it (Hellblade was one of the biggest stories out of Gamescom 2014) but also because PC players usually get a raw deal. Even Ubisoft, despite the publisher’s vow to make things better for PC gamers, released Assassin’s Creed Syndicate a month later on PC, so many will be delighted to see that Hellblade isn’t following suit.
As for what Hellblade PC will offer, Ninja Theory previously revealed that they are looking at 4K support and possibly even mod support for the computer version of the game. Though, it’s unclear whether those features are still on the cards or whether they have been delayed or even scrapped in order to get the game on PC and PS4 at the same time.
Are you looking forward to Hellblade? Do you plan on getting the game on PC or PS4? Leave a comment and let us know.