While the news that Hotline Miami will be coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita this spring is by all means awesome, I can't help but feel remiss. It's like seeing a child leave home for school for the first time. PC will be always be here for you, Hotline Miami, don't let the console boys pick on you. Of course, this is Hotline Miami we're talking about. Pick on it and expect a baseball bat to the dome.
Keeping it real, CEO of Hotline Miami developer Devolver Digital Ford Parker had this to say:
"The Devolver Digital team is hyped to see Hotline Miami hit PS3 and PS Vita. However, this Cross-Buy thing might prohibit me from achieving my long-standing dream of wearing a gold plated PS Vita around my neck. Total bummer."
There you go, gamers, help Ford Parker achieve his dreams and make sure to buy Hotline Miami on both the PlayStation 3 and PC. Fat chance he'll make a Hotline Miami 2 without the weight of a gold PS Vita reminding him of what he owes his fans. Or, it could just give him chronic neck pains and force him into retirement. Worth the risk?
Much applause for Sony for working with Devolver to make this happen. While Hotline Miami certainly found success on the PC, selling over 300,000 units, it was hard to persuade console gamers just how significant of a game it wasy -- even after nominating it for our Game of the Year award. With Hotline Miami coming to PlayStation 3 console gamers can finally experience the glory that is Hotline Miami's ultra-violence.
Look forward to Hotline Miami on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita via download later this spring.