Dreamfall Chapters has 'extremely good' chance of hitting next-gen consoles

There is an "extremely good" chance that Dreamfall Chapters will land on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, lead developer Ragnar Tornquist told Eurogamer during this year's Rezzed 2013.

"We are preparing to go to consoles," he said, "without officially announcing anything. We are keen on getting this game to as many people as possible."

According to Tornquist, the team at Red Thread Games is working with cross-platform technology, making the chances "extremely good that we'll land on one or both of the next-gen consoles."

The studio is currently discussing the possibility with Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony; however, negotiations are furthest along with Sony.

"We have started dialogue with Microsoft, yeah," he said. "The Xbox One and Microsoft, they get a lot of flack, but it's still an extremely interesting platform for us, obviously, and it's going to be huge.

"I've officially also said that Sony is a lot more inviting and welcoming to indie developers, so it's a lot easier for us to start that dialogue and get support. It is a bit harder with Microsoft but it's not like we're excluding anything. The PlayStation 4 is definitely an interesting platform for us right now."

While the developers are in dialog with Nintendo, the likelihood of Dreamfall Chapters landing on the Wii U is hindered by the system's lack of power when compared to next-gen systems and Windows PC.

"We are also in dialogue with Nintendo. We're going to be looking at it," he said. "We can't make any promises because the the Wii U, it's underpowered compared to the next-gen consoles and PC obviously. I don't think that's a secret or Nintendo would get upset at me.

"We're going to look at getting the game running on Wii U and then we'll make decisions depending on how that goes and what we see the market possibilities are doing. Like I said, we don't want to exclude anything, so we'll try anything."

Dreamfall Chapters is scheduled to launch November 2014. Check out our in-depth feature on the development upcoming game set in the Longest Journey universe right here.

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