- May 4, 2013
Well this is odd. Mere days after someone hacked the XBLA-exclusive violent beat-em-up, The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, to play on PC, the game's developer Ska Studios has announced that it's actually working on an official PC port.
"Porting Vampire Smile to PC as an enhanced Director's Cut has been something I've been wanting to do since launch," said Ska founder James Silva on the developer's blog. "We had actually broached the subject with Microsoft last Friday, almost a week before this [the hacker port] happened. Nothing's set in stone, but we got the go ahead to make a pre-announcement: we'll be working with Microsoft to bring our stuff to PC."
Regarding the unofficial hack from earlier this week, Silva said, "'Barabus,' the guy responsible for the port/hack, is not a bad guy, and I think he didn't intend to come across the way he came across. Really am honestly flattered that he took the time and effort to reverse engineer Vampire Smile for PC. I heart your enthusiasm, Barabus! (just stop calling it justice, please!) Of course, we can't condone it, but we definitely recognise that the only thing we can really do about it is the original plan: port to PC."