It’s really not all that difficult to figure out the logic behind porting Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen to PC.
Dragon’s Dogma offers some of the most compelling and enjoyable RPG-centric combat you’re likely to encounter, but in spite of that, having never been available on PC, many a PC gamer has yet to taste the delectable delight that is Dragon’s Dogma – that’s just a shame.
Capcom aims to rectify that by porting Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, which is essentially the original game plus a standalone expansion as well as some additional content, to PC – they’re also offering a visual upgrade as part of the package.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for PC will support 4K textures, is fully integrated with Steam’s services and will allow the use of gamepads, should PC gamers prefer it over mouse and keyboard.
The visual update alone should make for quite the experience.
If you thought the PS4 and Xbox One lacked the muscle to support 4K textures, then imagine the visual update over a game from the era of the Xbox 360 and PS3.
We’re hoping there are more graphical touch-ups and improvements to be found, particularly in the area of lighting, anti-aliasing and textures for those who don’t have the rig to support 4K.
And it had better not be locked to 30 fps. If it is, you can forget it Capcom.
No seriously. If it’s locked to 30 fps, then it may as well forget ever appealing to us. We won’t even consider it until a modder unlocks it and has it working as necessary.
We’re really rather looking forward to it; it’s been a long time coming. Just don’t fudge this up Capcom.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen arrives for PC in January, 2016. It’s going to be priced at $29.99, which is a little on the expensive side given its age, but we’ll wait to see the quality of the release before we judge.