Gamers Petition Sega To Port Bayonetta, Vanquish, Virtua Fighter 5 To PC

By William Usher 2014-03-25 12:54:33 discussion comments
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Some of the best games Sega has ever made aren't available on PC (even though many of them are). Nevertheless, the games that Sega has yet to release on the Glorious PC platform are being petitioned by more than 10,000 gamers to appear as digital ports.

IncGamers did an updated post on the petition that originally started on NeoGaf (no surprise there), which has now grown to 10,028 participants over on Change.org.

The petition is surprisingly well thought-out and pretty much reaches deep down into the part of the gamer's loins that creates and excitement and glee whenever a game is announced (or released). There are three games that the petition is primarily aiming (and goading) for Sega to release (or re-release) on today's digital distribution platforms, including the highly niche but equally popular Bayonetta, as well as one of the best third-person shooter games ever made during the seventh generation of gaming, Vanquish. The third game on the list is Sega's prime-time fighting game, Virtua Fighter 5.

As noted on the petition's page...
“We selected these initial titles on three factors; 1. Do we feel the PC market can support this game? 2. is the port likely to be economical? 3. Do we feel we are asking for too much at once?”

“While we understand that no porting effort will be particularly easy or necessarily affordable we attempted to select titles that would be easier/cheaper to port versus ones that would be more cost prohibitive.”

The petition also notes that gamers would love to see other, gloriously unique titles on the PC platform such as Chromehounds, Yakuza or the unbelievably popular Hatsune-Miku. Ha, all Sega has to do is browse through Steam's workshop to see all the Hatsune Miku content that seems to fill up a heck of a lot of slots on there.

But it's not just limited to new and old console exclusives. The petition is hoping that the initial three requests could help pave a way for Sega to also re-release old PC games such as Virtua Cop, Panzer Dragoon or even Last Bronx, a game I used to play a quite a bit back in the day; tonfa fighting never gets old.

The petition goes on to say that...
“We're requesting that you port these initial three so that we can demonstrate that the PC market will support this type of content, allowing you to then make a better determination as to which games will best suit your PC audience going forward; as well as allowing you to bring renewed consideration to those other titles if this effort proves successful.”

I can definitely get on board with this petition... and Sega seems to be watching, too. The company made it known that they are aware of the movement and are watching it. I suppose they'll also be gauging sales throughout this period to see if gamers will follow through and put their money where their fingertips are.

Personally? I would love to see Vanquish on Steam, and I would definitely pay the asking price for it, too.

If you would like to support the cause and show your support for the Glorious PC Gaming Platform, feel free to sign the petition over on the official Change.org website.
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