Previously Xbox One-exclusive episodic title D4 (a.k.a. Dark Dreams Don't Die) will soon be coming to PC, Access Games has revealed to Polygon. Kinect motion controls will be removed from the PC version in favor of traditional mouse-and-keyboard options.
"Currently there's a larger userbase on the PC compared to certain consoles," D4 director Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro told Polygon. "I thought that by bringing Season One to PC, it would help expand the D4 franchise, allowing it to become bigger and go on for a longer period of time."
Swery says the final decision was made after he received a flood of support and requests for a PC version on Twitter and Facebook. He also mentions bringing a test PC version to PAX East this year.
"There were a lot of people who actually played the PC version at PAX and said, 'Please bring D4 out on the PC,'" Swery said. "I think seeing that is what brought me to my decision. I have no choice but to make a PC version now!"
Though D4's Xbox One release was funded and published by Microsoft, Access Games will not be working with them for the PC version. "There was no contract about a PC version," Swery said. He declined to reveal who will be publishing the new version of the game, though he said that "several" publishers expressed interest at PAX East and GDC.
Swery also confirmed that Access Games has full ownership of the D4 intellectual property, which was not the case with Swery's previous cult classic, Deadly Premonition.
The PC release of D4 will include the full "Season One" collection of three episodes which are currently available on Xbox One, but new episodes could be in the works.
"I can't say anything in too much detail about a Season Two, but we're working very hard," Swery said. "Please get excited."
For more on D4, check out our review or watch the video below for a look at the gameplay of the original Xbox One version.