So many of my friends were raving about their experience with Zeno Clash, a bizarre and wonderful looking indie first-person-brawler-adventure-thing that I almost stopped being lazy about setting up Windows XP on my MacBook Pro. Fortunately, Zeno Clash developer ACE Team is giving me a reason to continue being lazy: its currently working on negotiating a deal to see the game appear on Xbox Live Arcade.
"We've been having conversations about a possible XBLA version of the game and we're currently talking with a publisher, but we still haven't closed that yet," said ACE Team co-founder Carlos Bordeu to Eurogamer. "But it's something we'd really like to do."
If Zeno Clash arrives on Xbox 360's downloadable service, that's likely the only console it will appear on, too. But that's for a simple reason -- Valve's Source engine, which Zeno Clash was built with, is automatically compatible with Xbox 360 hardware. It's not difficult for the team to move what's already been finished on PC straight to Xbox 360.
The saved development time also means additional content is likely for the Xbox Live Arcade version.
"Usually when you port there is a lot of interest in adding new features and content," said Bordeu, "so the console port is interesting and people who have the PC version will say, 'Oh cool, the console version has these features added.' I can't tell you what it would be right now, but yes, we are looking at adding a little bit of extra content."
I'm still tempted to check out Zeno Clash, since it sounds like the Xbox Live Arcade version is a ways off. What do you think?