By Tom Tolios / March 12th, 2015
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is an episodic point and click adventure with QTE action sequences developed by Access Games and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One and Kinect. The game is written and directed by Hidetaka Suehiro, who is most well known for his cult hit Deadly Premonition. As one might expect of a game helmed by Suehiro, who goes by the monicker SWERY, D4 is an unconventional adventure with an offbeat plot, weird mysteries and quirky characters. The story is about a private investigator named David Young, who is mentally traumatized so badly when his wife is murdered that he knows it happened, but he doesn’t remember any of the details. In losing his memory, he gains the ability to time travel and, as one might expect, he uses this power to discover what happened and who killed her.
The game has been well received overall but would probably benefit from release on other hardware. As this is a Microsoft product, the only other place one might expect to play D4 is on PC… if it were available on that platform. However, new information has come out in a series of tweets that confirms the game is indeed being ported to PC.
First there’s the tweet by Necrosoft Games director Brandon Sheffield, whose studio worked on the PC build:
The tweet was accompanied by this picture:
The second tweet, a retweet of Sheffield’s post, came from D4 writer and director SWERY himself:
So far so good, right? Well, maybe not. While these tweets confirm the existence of the D4 port for PC, there is no confirmation of a pending release just yet. One would think an announcement is imminent, given the evidence available to us. Will D4 be released for PC or is this just a pet project to test the waters for other future ventures between SWERY and Necrosoft Games? We’ll let you know for sure later.
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