Sega petitioned to release more games on PC

Particularly its Japanese crop.

A petition for Sega to port more games to PC, particularly those made in Japan, is gathering steam, as more than 6000 people sign their name in support.

Sega has even publicly acknowledged the campaign, saying on Twitter that, "The community team is aware of the movement, but no official comment to be made at this time."

The petition suggested porting three games to PC as a way of testing the market. Those games are Bayonetta, Vanquish and Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown.

The thinking is that these games wouldn't take too much effort to port, and that there's a proven audience who'd appreciate them.

Bayonetta is similar in style to Metal Gear Rising, which was released recently on PC to some success, and Bayonetta and Vanquish use the same MGR engine.

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown would fill the modern 3D fighting game hole on PC, and has some Windows blood in its RingEdge board core, apparently.

The petition duly noted that Sega is actually a very strong PC publisher thanks to Football Manager and Total War (and now Company of Heroes and Relic).

It concluded: "Most importantly we want you to note that this is a petition staged not around these three games but around your future as a publisher in the PC space.

"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."

The beautiful Vanquish.

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