Team Ninja has some bad news for hardcore fans expecting a lot out of the Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection. The planned release of a collection of classic and more modern Ninja Gaiden titles on PC has some issues. If you’re expecting a fully modernized remaster of the older games, you’re going to be disappointed.
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection was announced a few weeks back, after years of fans waiting for more news on the iconic franchise. The news was initially pretty good. Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3 will all be included in the bundle. All the games will run on the PC quite well, but don’t expect some modern support of other titles. The games will all run up to 4K and 60 FPS. But the first bump in the road is that the collections won’t support 120 FPS modes. Ultrawide monitors will also see a lack of support for the resolutions that these setups use.
That’s not all either, as there will be other expected conveniences not in these ports. One of the more awkward changes, and clear evidence of this being a barebones console port, is that there is no direct mouse and keyboard support. Some really bad games, like the London 2012 Olympics game, took this route; needless to say, but that wasn’t a good game. Seeing what’s supposed to be a gift to hardcore fans cut that corner is pretty annoying, to say the least.
While it’s good of Team Ninja to be upfront about this, it still kind of sucks for long-time fans. Not having modern staples like advanced display modes is a real drag. The heavy lifting of enabling these added display modes likely just wasn’t worth the added cost from a publisher’s perspective. There’s a chance that PC modders will pick up the slack, but only if the game gets enough interest for fans to put that volunteer work in, so there’s no way to guarantee such changes being made.