Steam has been updated with a new release date for the PC edition of Brütal Legend: February 27 (next Wednesday, for those of you playing along at home). It’s currently available for 25% off ($14.99) during the pre-order phase, and buying it now grants access to the multiplayer beta and some exclusive metal-themed TF2 items for the Heavy.
Speaking to Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Double Fine commented that they were hoping to be able to expand the multiplayer side of things now that EA no longer controlled the publishing rights.
“I think [mostly multiplayer stuff] is the most plausible to me,” said Tim Schafer. “Because single-player requires content, which means reengaging all the voice actors – which is something that was a lot easier for EA to pay for. Also, reengaging music licensing. I’d love to do that too, but I think that would involve more funding than we have cash on hand to do.”
Technical director Nathan Martz also spoke to the PC platform in the same interview: “I started in the industry when people were like, ‘PC gaming is dead! Consoles are the future.’ And for people who stuck around through that time, they felt really abandoned. They felt like publishers and developers didn’t care. So I think a lot of that frustration and anger comes from this feeling of ‘I cared about this thing when you didn’t. And now you’re trying to take advantage of it. Do you actually even care?’ So we want to show people that we do care. We’re bound by the laws of physics and finance, so we can only do so many things. But we really, really want to respect the platform as much as those people do.”
Source: via Blue’s News