Brutal Legend is finally launching on the PC more than three years after it was delivered on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 and it seems likely that players who get the title on the new platform will get extra content in the near future.
Tim Schafer, the leader of the development team at Double Fine, tells Rock, Paper, Shotgun that, “We have a wishlist from when we made this version. But since we are a small developer publishing it ourselves, we have to go with the best version we can make and then hope it’s successful so we can add more.”
On home consoles, the game has failed to be a commercial success, but the PC launch gives the team more room to experiment with new content.
Apparently, the first addition that Double Fine would like to make is to introduce more playable factions.
Shafer adds, “I would love to do alternate gameplay modes in multiplayer. I’d like to bring in Lionwhyte as a playable faction. There are some tweaks I’d like to do to give you more feedback about what your units are doing.”
Brutal Legend was and still is an exotic experience, a mix between real-time strategy and straight up action adventure set in a world modeled on rock and metal stereotypes.
The main character is Eddie Riggs, using the look and voice of Jack Black, who needs to battle evil forces in order to give the gift of music to a world that has forgotten it.
Players can explore a complex game world and from time to time, they engage in battles, modeled after big stadium shows, against enemy factions.
There are more than 50 core and side missions that players can undertake.
Brutal Legend will be launched on the PC via the Steam digital distribution service on February 27.