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Report: 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
    Very underrated game. I loved it.
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  • cewhidx
    Jack Black...in a game...on my computer....Yup, I can dig it.
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  • _Pez_
    what type of game is this ? I've never heard of it before..
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  • IndignantSkeptic
    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
    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
    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
    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
    kinda too late ...
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  • maestintaolius
    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
    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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