SEGA is once again teasing that a potential Vanquish release is on the horizon. Developer PlatinumGames first released the title back in 2010 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and fans have long been clamoring for a PC port of the third-person shooter. The studio hinted that such a development may be in the cards, and today the official SEGA Twitter account has added more fuel to the fire: a new tweet shows an emblem from the game with the caption ‘2017’.
Pictured below, the tweet bears the emblem of Vanquish main character Victor Zaitsev – the Order of the Russian Star – heavily implying that a PC Port of the game may be announced (or even released) later this year. Those hoping that it may indicate a sequel aren’t entirely out of luck either, as PlatinumGames has previously stated that the studio would love to make a Vanquish 2.
— SEGA (@SEGA) May 8, 2017
PlatinumGames’ co-founder Atsushi Inaba had even gone so far as to tease the potential PC port last year while being interviewed. When asked if a PC port of the game was a possibility for the future, he stated “I wonder… If you stop recording, I can talk about that.” While such conversations have never been release to the public, the studio is evidently been far more keen on a PC release for Vanquish than developers like Rockstar Games have been with the likes of Red Dead Redemption.
The game was published a year after the release of Bayonetta, another title which eventually joined the ever-growing Xbox One Backward Compatibility lineup. Unfortunately, Vanquish received no such treatment, so a PC port may be the only way for gamers to experience the title on new hardware. In truly eyebrow-raising timing, Bayonetta was just ported to the PC this April, and a recent update for the port sneakily included an image from Vanquish into the game’s files – prompting many to speculate that a PC port was sure to follow.
In any event, the minimalist tweet has renewed hope for fans who have been waiting 7 years for such an announcement, and we expect more news to follow ahead of E3 2017. PlatinumGames itself has been quite busy of late, producing the highly acclaimed NeiR: Automata and putting in plenty of legwork on the ill-fated Scalebound.
Would you like to see PlatinumGames spending the time to port Vanquish to the PC, Ranters?
Vanquish is currently available now on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a possible PC port rumored to be announced in 2017.
Source: SEGA (via Twitter)