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Report: Brutal Legend May be Heading to PC

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Brutal Legend may be heading to PC.

Double Fine's Brutal Legend may finally be making its way over to Steam. An entry for the heavy metal action-adventure game was spotted in the Steam CDR Database.

Since then, the entry's name has been altered to read as a Valve "test app." However, this same entry's also been spotted in the Double Fine bundle CDR entry, a good sign that Brutal Legend could very well be coming for the PC.

Brutal Legend first released in October 2009 for both the 360 and PS3. Double Fine never clarified the reason as to why the game never released on PC, but a recent Steam forum post by Double Fine studio technical director Nathan Martz indicates that it may have been due to engine limitations.

 

 

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    dormantreign , February 6, 2013 3:24 AM
    Very underrated game. I loved it.
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    cewhidx , February 6, 2013 4:03 AM
    Jack Black...in a game...on my computer....Yup, I can dig it.
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    _Pez_ , February 6, 2013 4:10 AM
    what type of game is this ? I've never heard of it before..
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    IndignantSkeptic , February 6, 2013 4:21 AM
    Engine limitations my ass. PC can do everything consoles can. The only possible limitation is control devices like no motion sensors or lack of end users with joypads for PC. It must have been because of fears of the very high amount of piracy on PC.
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    rantoc , February 6, 2013 9:38 AM
    IndignantSkepticEngine limitations my ass. PC can do everything consoles can. The only possible limitation is control devices like no motion sensors or lack of end users with joypads for PC. It must have been because of fears of the very high amount of piracy on PC.


    More likely the developer asked themselves if they actually want to spend the extra time/resources to polish it to modern PC standards or release it as is and get a rage storm. On consoles its easy to get away with way less in the quality department - The 7 years old hardware in the consoles can't handle modern PC gfx properly anyway. (720p rendered in low poly/textures/shader quality up sampled to 1080p @ 30hz using the DX9 era features, yeah that's "quality" 3d gfx /end sarcasm).

    That said I still enjoy some of the games on the consoles but its due to content not the visuals.
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    Arls , February 6, 2013 9:39 AM
    Loved this game also. Would buy it for PC in a heartbeat. Double Fine couldn't find a publisher for a Brutal Legend 2 but now there is this thing called kickstarter.... just sayin'.
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    timaeus , February 6, 2013 12:15 PM
    Releasing a game on PC 4 years after its initial release... While I had been interested in Brutal Legends when it first came out, I lost interest pretty quickly once I realized they were spitting in PC gamers' faces. Will I buy it now that they came to their senses, 4 years later? Doubtful, unless it's really really cheap.
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    SkyWalker1726 , February 6, 2013 12:45 PM
    kinda too late ...
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    maestintaolius , February 6, 2013 3:01 PM
    IndignantSkepticEngine limitations my ass. PC can do everything consoles can. The only possible limitation is control devices like no motion sensors or lack of end users with joypads for PC. It must have been because of fears of the very high amount of piracy on PC.

    I have to wonder how many gamers don't have a controller of some sort, especially now with console to PC ports being done so half-assedly lately. I ended up buying a xbox controller just because I got tired of having to install different bits of software and user made patches to get my logitech ps2-ish gamepad working with various ported games.
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    internetlad , February 6, 2013 3:29 PM
    I can play any game on my PC that one could on a console. I think it's called an "Emulator"

    Seriously though, they're a little late to the party on this one. I didn't play it on console, and I doubt i'll play it on PC unless it's one of those rock bottom budget prices that we see sometimes on steam.
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    internetlad , February 6, 2013 3:31 PM
    maestintaoliusI have to wonder how many gamers don't have a controller of some sort


    I have a knockoff SNES USB controller to play some of those indie games (think the basement collection) that are badly optimized for KB/M for whatever reason, but that's it.
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    Arls , February 6, 2013 7:16 PM
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    Releasing a game on PC 4 years after its initial release... While I had been interested in Brutal Legends when it first came out, I lost interest pretty quickly once I realized they were spitting in PC gamers' faces. Will I buy it now that they came to their senses, 4 years later? Doubtful, unless it's really really cheap.


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    I can play any game on my PC that one could on a console. I think it's called an "Emulator"

    Seriously though, they're a little late to the party on this one. I didn't play it on console, and I doubt i'll play it on PC unless it's one of those rock bottom budget prices that we see sometimes on steam.


    Good to know the "holy-er than thou" PC gaming community is only interested in their feelings. You should try ONLY playing games on Steam that cost a dollar. See how much fun you have with that. They cost a dollar for a reason.

    Every studio out there would love for their games to be on PC. But you have to understand what side their bread is buttered on. Publishers often won't give extra money for a PC version opting to wait to see what sales are like. Or in the case of the GTA series Rockstar made the console version a priority while the PC version is released months after. I would imagine that Tim Schafer is doing the PC version out of his own pocket for this one.

    As for using a controller or keyboard/mouse this game contains rather large RTS elements, using a controller is not necessary.
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    alidan , February 6, 2013 11:27 PM
    rantocMore likely the developer asked themselves if they actually want to spend the extra time/resources to polish it to modern PC standards or release it as is and get a rage storm. On consoles its easy to get away with way less in the quality department - The 7 years old hardware in the consoles can't handle modern PC gfx properly anyway. (720p rendered in low poly/textures/shader quality up sampled to 1080p @ 30hz using the DX9 era features, yeah that's "quality" 3d gfx /end sarcasm). That said I still enjoy some of the games on the consoles but its due to content not the visuals.


    brutal doom... it honestly looks better than many new games
    phyconaughts, i spelled that wrong, but my god, just the resolution boost alon makes it look so much better.

    you dont need to re master a game for it to be better on the pc, it will likely run at 60fps and at 1080p unlike the console version and that means alot more than a bump in texture sizes or better lighting.

    ArlsLoved this game also. Would buy it for PC in a heartbeat. Double Fine couldn't find a publisher for a Brutal Legend 2 but now there is this thing called kickstarter.... just sayin'.


    did brutal legeond ever make its money back?
    the game sold like crap, and for good reason.
    dont get me wrong, i have it and like it, but they sold it as a 3rd person god of war style, when the game was more retarded (i don't mean bad, i mean in depth) rts, that was barely fun to play (again rts alone, the rest was good)
    i dont see brutal legend 2 being good without the many music tracks, or without cameos, and that crap costs money, allot. and 1 sold alot based on GoW style demo, but had a rts as the main game play... would people still have bought brutal legend knowing it was mostly rts? again, i didnt get it till i could get it for 15$, as i was not paying 60$ for a bad rts game, and if it was all rts, i wouldn't have gotten it at all...

    maestintaoliusI have to wonder how many gamers don't have a controller of some sort, especially now with console to PC ports being done so half-assedly lately. I ended up buying a xbox controller just because I got tired of having to install different bits of software and user made patches to get my logitech ps2-ish gamepad working with various ported games.


    saitek p2500 here... got a 360 controller but it was a pos that had the warranty lapse, and i had to open it and sand the thing to get it work right... i despise microsoft for what they did to controllers on the pc.

    ArlsGood to know the "holy-er than thou" PC gaming community is only interested in their feelings. You should try ONLY playing games on Steam that cost a dollar. See how much fun you have with that. They cost a dollar for a reason. Every studio out there would love for their games to be on PC. But you have to understand what side their bread is buttered on. Publishers often won't give extra money for a PC version opting to wait to see what sales are like. Or in the case of the GTA series Rockstar made the console version a priority while the PC version is released months after. I would imagine that Tim Schafer is doing the PC version out of his own pocket for this one.As for using a controller or keyboard/mouse this game contains rather large RTS elements, using a controller is not necessary.


    really cheap is 10$ or less, and almost my whole 170 game steam library is 10$ or less when i bought it, barring borderlands 2, torchlight 2... there may be another...

    i can say that i got more enjoyment out of those rock bottom price games than i do out of expensive ones... and im talking about games that start out at low prices without a sale.