Vanquish, Platinum Games’ sole third-person shooter, could be headed to Steam in the near future, according to comments made by studio co-founder Atsushi Inaba. In a translated interview with Kotaku (via VG247), Inaba was quizzed over the possibility of seeing the cult favorite action game reach the screens of PC owners, to which he replied playfully: “(Smiling) Hrm. I wonder… If you stop recording, I can talk about that. (laughs).”
The topic arose from a conversation centred around the longevity of the Japanese games industry as more and more emphasis is placed on gaming outside of consoles and whether Platinum are committed to supporting the platform in the future. Inaba responds by championing Platinum’s relationship with Valve and how both he and the rest of the studio are open to releasing software on both Steam and Windows.
We’re good friends with Valve and often go to their studio. We go there, hang out, talk about many different things, and we are very interested in Steam and would definitely like to release games on Windows.
Right now, we’re at a place in which publishers ask us to make titles. So, if the publisher doesn’t want to release a PC version, then there won’t be a PC version. It really comes down to that.
Vanquish was released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in 2010 and, despite not receiving the same level of critical praise as the likes of Bayonetta, the action-packed was well received by fans. With Platinum’s Scalebound headed to Windows 10 next year, now could be as good a time as any to re-release the developer’s back catalogue.