Point & click adventure aficionados who don't own a PS4 or Vita can breathe a sigh of relief today, as Double Fine confirms that their Grim Fandango remake announced during Sony's E3 presser is also coming to PC, Linux and Mac at launch.
"Double Fine is pleased to announce that, along with the console exclusive PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of Grim Fandango, Manny will also reap once again on PC, Mac, and Linux!" proclaims the Double Fine blog. We suspected that the retooled adventure would make the jump to PC following an admission that "other platforms" were in the pipeline, but in an interesting twist, all versions will release together on day one.
"And that’s not all, folks! All versions will be launching simultaneously," the missive continues, "so everyone can play on day one and not have to worry about those spoilers you’ve been successfully avoiding for the past fifteen years. (Pro-tip: stay off Twitter.)"
Like Transistor and several other indie titles, it's clear that Sony's exclusivity agreements don't extend to PC, but don't hold your breath for an Xbox One version any time soon (if ever). Either way, we can expect rebuilt visuals and the same dark humour from the upcoming remake regardless of platform, though hopefully they'll also fix the terrible controls that made the original Resident Evil look like Uncharted in comparison.
With luck, the PS4 and Vita versions will leverage the touchpad and touchscreen in exciting and convenient ways, and it's always great to see major console publishers supporting niche genres.