PC Gamer has just revealed that Hellblade, Ninja Theory’s console exclusive, Hellblade, is not only coming to just the PS4, but the PC as well. An Xbox One version of the game has yet to be announced as Sony presumably has a console exclusivity deal lined up for the game for the time being.

Here’s the reasoning behind the PC release, according to Ninja Theory.

“We’re looking at everything we do on this project and figuring out better ways of doing things compared to how the traditional AAA console model works. And consoles are following suit with PC, but I think they’re years behind what things like Steam are doing. If we want to do an open beta right now, it’s a little bit trickier to do that than on PC. Playtesting is a huge thing for us. Usability testing, getting people hands-on to try things out, get feedback, then roll that back in and improve the game… it’s always been essential for us to do that. Not every publisher has let us, because of the secrecy that goes into consoles and publisher-based businesses. As an independent we have the freedom to do that.”

PC Gamer will have a whole bunch more to share regarding Hellblade in their latest subscriber issue of their magazine. Be sure to check it out if you’re wanting to learn more.

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Nick Calandra
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  1. Yet another so called exclusive not actually an exclusive

  2. Devs at Ninja Theory said from the introduction that it wasn’t a PS4 exclusive, but that it would be releasing on PS4 first, so the click-bait title is a little annoying. They also said it wasn’t in any way a Heavenly Sword sequel even though it feels like “This would have been the Heavenly Sword Sequel if Sony had allowed us to make it.” Sony has had the position that because they are in a dominant position in the console space exclusives don’t matter. Sony was publicly perturbed by the exclusive Tomb Raider deal that was made without their knowledge though…so I don’t know if that’s changing their business philosophy.

    1. Yeah, to the contrary, I think the Tomb Raider exclusive deal was in retaliation for what happened with Microsoft, with Destiny. Although, they released at the same time, the PS4 gets rights to quite a bit more content for an entire year. AT launch, the game featured content for PS4, that was locked from Xbox One players, until after the terms of the contract between Sony and Bungie. Each DLC that releases, contains content only unlocked to PS4 players and then can be given to Xbox One after that year is up; weapons, multiplayer maps, raids, strikes etc. The game was already short on content and because of that, there is no hope of even playing the damn game for a year, just to wait for the rest of the content to become available.

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