Peter “Durante” Thoman, the tinkerer whose unofficial instruments have helped enhance wonky PC variations of console games together with Dark Souls and Deadly Premonition, has formally based his personal firm devoted to porting and sharpening games. He’s consulted professionally on a number of PC ports since rising to fame and adulation, together with The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel and Rez Infinite, however his new PH3 Games will make an actual go of it. Thoman doesn’t identify any games they’re engaged on now, and naturally they’re just one studio, however it’s good to listen to he’s on the market, doing his factor.
“We provide renowned high-quality ports, as well as consulting related to performance aspects: optimisation, parallelisation, refactoring and tuning,” says the company’s site. All that technoguts stuff. Rip these guts out, tighten them up, cram ’em again in, as we IT professionals say.
Durante defined in a forum thread, “The process has actually been on-going since September last year, but we just very recently got the final bureaucratic ids required to consider it fully complete (Austrian bureaucracy is an art form).”
He added, “Expect some more ports from us in the future!! (And contact us if you need a high-quality PC port 😉)”
PC ports on the whole have improved an enormous quantity in recent times, with some now being the perfect model of the game, however too many games are nonetheless a little bit of a technical mess once they come to PC. While I’m much less fussy than many, I do grumble when a game desires to run in blurry 720p on my 21″ 1440p monitor (which, handily, is without doubt one of the points Durante’s mods focused). So good, go on, good to see one other skilled individual formally enter the sphere.