At present, Sq. Enix introduced that after seven years, Dragon Quest Builders is, for some motive, arriving on PC in early February.
Launched in 2016, Dragon Quest Builders, is an open-world survival recreation that mixes Minecraft’s blocks with Dragon Quest’s lore. It’s a pleasant recreation that permits you to construct bases whereas taking part in via pre-written storylines and quests. It launched on PS3 and PS4 in 2016. DQB got here to Change in 2018 and after that, it was launched on telephones, too. However the fashionable blocky survival RPG by no means noticed a launch on PC. Nevertheless, that’s about to alter subsequent month.
Seemingly out of nowhere, on January 29, Sq. Enix introduced that the unique Dragon Quest Builders would hit PC on February 13. After the higher a part of a decade, it appears Sq. Enix remembered individuals may wish to play this recreation on their private computer systems.
What’s very odd about that is that the sport’s sequel, Dragon Quest Builders 2, launched on consoles and PC in the US again in 2019. Sq. Enix is even promoting a bundle on Steam that mixes each video games in a single bundle. Whereas I’m glad to see a recreation that was beforehand trapped on consoles get an official PC port—letting or not it’s preserved simpler by followers for years to return—I’m nonetheless a bit confused as to why now.
I additionally need to marvel: Will Xbox gamers get entry to Dragon Quest Builders later this yr, too? DQB2 landed on Xbox in 2021, a number of years after its launch on PS4 and PC. However the first recreation by no means shipped on Xbox. I’m unsure how many individuals in 2024 are chomping on the bit to play DQB on an Xbox, however at this level, with this random PC port hitting quickly, who is aware of? Perhaps Sq. Enix will shock Xbox gamers with their very personal and really belated DQB port, too. Stranger issues have occurred.