Originally Posted by AndroidVageta
So they got a lot of the money and really their start as a developer on PC and now are going console exclusive? Sigh...I can't even clearly lay out my thoughts on that.
Thanks for being sellouts and blowing off the customers that MADE you?
Well, from the sound of it, they didn't have a choice. At the one source I put in the OP today, Pinchbeck says “So the thinking went like this,” he began. “We don’t have enough money or production expertise to make this game without help. We don’t think we can raise enough through Kickstarter or public alpha to make this happen."
They basically did it because they got so far and didn't want for all of the work up until this point be in vein.
Then, he says, specifically referencing those Dear Esther PC fans..."“Dear Esther fans were very much in our thoughts, but enough of us are multi-platform gamers to make this work for us,” explained Pinchbeck. “And we’re in this for the long game, so I can’t see us not returning to PC, or doing whatever we can to keep that fan base as we owe them a great deal.”
Basically saying most of us will get to play it anyways, since enough people also have a Playstation, and also that their next game may very well be on PC.
Personally, I think that Rapture is most definitely coming to PC, it's just that since they're under Sony's thumb at the moment, they're not allowed to come right out and say it. They spent the past year developing it for PC, and this late in the game decide it's for PS4. That may mean 1.) they have an almost-complete PC version that they can finish up after the PS4 version is released, and/or 2.) it was easy to put what they already had onto the PS4 platform, so it'll be just as easy to take the complete game when it's done and release it on PC.