Double Fine, developers of games like Costume Quest and Brütal Legend, haven't released a PC game in a long time. Why is that, Double Fine?
"As a developer we do not have final say in the sku plan for our games" says a report on the company's website. "That is the decision of the person investing the money, i.e. the publisher. We have much of the technology in place to produce PC versions of all these games, but there is still some more work required to make them shippable and that costs money".
"So far, our publishers have not elected to fund that work. Not because they hate PC Gamers, but because they don't see enough financial reward. Double Fine does care about PC Gamers, and we always push for a PC version, and will continue to do so in the future. If we ever get super stinking rich here, with enough money to fund PC versions of our games, then we will go back and make them ourselves! Oh man, wouldn't that be cool?"
It would be very cool. EA, who published Brütal Legend, and THQ, who published Costume Quest: can we have PC versions please? Even if they're downloadable-only. Just throw them up on Steam or something (where you can, for example, easily grab Double Fine's excellent Psychonauts). Cheers!