In a recent interview with PC-gaming enthusiast site RPS, Doublefine's Ron Gilbert explains how as a predominantly PC gamer himself, he wants to make sure the PC version of the upcoming The Cave is treated properly, and not just "a bad console port" (via RPS):
“I’m primarily a PC gamer,” Gilbert replied when I asked him about The Cave’s PC functionality. “I boot up my Xbox once a month. Mostly I play PC games.”Further, the famed Monkey Island creator also plays down the game's platformer appearance, assuring that it's still very much an adventure game:
“I don’t particularly enjoy platformers,” he admitted. “I’m not a platformer player. I get really frustrated when I’m missing jumps and I just want to go somewhere. I know what I want to do, [but I can't do it]. Adding that thin layer of platforming was about making that movement more fun. Giving the players something to do while they’re thinking around things and solving puzzles. They can still be jumping around the screen or swinging from ropes. But I didn’t want it to become this full-blown puzzle platformer. I didn’t want that to distract from it being an adventure game and what adventure games are all about.”The Cave is due on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U in January 2013.