Peter ‘Durante’ Thoman, the creator of Dark Souls’ DSfix and PC downsampling utility GeDoSaTa, has opened his very own port studio dedicated to bringing (presumably primarily Japanese) games to PC.
Durante has been in and around the PC port scene for a number of years now, working on consumer fixes, providing critical help of Japanese ports, and also working on the PC versions of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I & II and Rez Infinite.
He’s usually interested in ensuring PC versions of games have all the graphics options and features you’d expect from a PC version, including ultra-wide support, and uncapped frame rates. PC ports of Japanese titles can often disappoint on this front, even in high-profile successes like Nier Automata, which still hasn’t been patched on PC to this very day.
Durante’s new port studio is called PH3 Games and was originally formulated in September 2018 before going official now. The studio hasn’t announced any PC ports it’s involved yet but keep your eyes peeled. Presumably, there will be some sort of involvement with the eventual PC version of Trails of Cold Steel III.
All of this can only be good news for PC gaming really. The more studios we’ve got ensuring top ports and making sure the ports can even happen at all, the better.