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Surely this will be the year of Skies of Arcadia HD

Bongo

excused from moderation duty
(he/him)
Staff member
It is reported that Sega, after seeing unexpectedly high sales of older games on Steam (notably Persona 4 Golden), will "aggressively" port games from their back catalog to PC. You know what that means!
 

Positronic Brain

Out Of Warranty
(He/him)
PC game porting is, sadly the best shot we have of getting permanently playable versions of games, as long as the Windows architecture doesn't get a massive overhaul. There's no way Nintendo will allow us to keep our Switch games for the next console, so while I'd rather prefer to hav it in my Switch - yes, by all means, bring SoA to PC.

(a Mac port would be nice, tho')
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
At least Xbox has made some positive headway on that front as well.

That said, I wonder if having PC ports without current-gen counterparts will at all increase the likelihood of those games coming to modern hardware, such as in the case of the aforementioned Skies of Arcadia example. Isn't the architecture of modern consoles closer to that of a PC than it's ever been?

That said, I'd be curious to try Skies of Arcadia. I've got a friend who is quite a fan of it, and likes to reference it any chance he gets.
 

Aleryn

Gravity is overrated.
It'd be silly if a potential re[make/master] looped back and referenced Valkyria Chronicles as the latter did 'Skies.
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
Not to be a negative Nancy, but Sega already does a fairly good job of porting it’s back catalogue of more recent generation titles to PC. By pursuing it more aggressively, I imagine we’ll see more Atlus stuff that has slipped through the cracks and older not Genesis stuff like with Sega Ages on the the Switch.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Orta rereleased digitally on XBLA, so it should be playable on the Xbone, at the very least.

wouldnt say boo to ports of the Sega PC games from the late 90s; mouse control worked a lot better for light gun games than gyro and motion aiming on modern consoles.
 
Once they're done with that, I hope they decide to "aggressively" make a sequel.

...but if not, I'll settle for an aggressive port, that I will aggressively purchase and download from Steam.
 

keurig

AO Tennis no Kiseki
(he/him)
While I'd prefer ports of games that have never been brought to other platforms (Jet Set Radio Future, Panzer Dragoon Saga, etc), I'd be completely down for Skies of Arcadia. Honestly very surprised that Sega didn't port the GameCube version to XBLA/PSN back in the day.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
Once they're done with that, I hope they decide to "aggressively" make a sequel.

...but if not, I'll settle for an aggressive port, that I will aggressively purchase and download from Steam.
Vyse the Aggressive

 
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