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Persona 4 on Steam sold well, SEGA embracing a multiplatform strategy

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Gamesindustry article here:

""Going forward, we intend to aggressively promote the porting of previously launched titles to Steam and other new platforms"

Heh, about time!

Gamesindustry is only 12 days late on this.


Guess knowing absolutely nothing about Japanese games and caring just as much, they had to wait for an English translation before they noticed the news. 😂
 
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I believe it when I see it.

Neither Odin Sphere or 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim or other Vanillaware games coming to PC.

PC got Catherine classic but not Full Body version

SMTIII Nocturne is coming to Switch and PS4 but not PC and SMTV only coming to Switch.


I can still go on....
 
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I believe it when I see it.

Neither Odin Sphere or 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim or other Vanillaware games coming to PC.

PC got Catherine classic but not Full Body version

SMTIII Nocturne is coming to Switch and PS4 but not PC and SMTV only coming to Switch.


I can still go on....

Heh, ok. But if they are recognizing their mistakes just now it will take time to adjust the output.
 

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Heh, ok. But if they are recognizing their mistakes just now it will take time to adjust the output.
 

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'Turns out if we make it possible for people to buy our games, people buy our games.'
No shit sherlock

This. I don't understand why this is such a difficult concept for most developers. Why limit yourself to a limited audience when you make twice as much when you reach out to all the audience.
 

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I like what I'm hearing. No more letting their employees at Atlus leave money on the table.
 

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This. I don't understand why this is such a difficult concept for most developers. Why limit yourself to a limited audience when you make twice as much when you reach out to all the audience.

Also because the digital delivery option even removes the stock issue.

The risks are very, very low.

I guess they'll go full-steam (eh!) on PC and also start releasing more multiplatform games on Switch and Xbox platforms.
 

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I believe it when I see it.

Neither Odin Sphere or 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim or other Vanillaware games coming to PC.

PC got Catherine classic but not Full Body version

SMTIII Nocturne is coming to Switch and PS4 but not PC and SMTV only coming to Switch.


I can still go on....

Ok, but you are simply arguing happenchance. All those things are likely in the pipeline.

Valkyria Chronicles came to PC, then 4 did
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Yakuza Zero and 1 remake came to PC, it did well so yakuza 2 remake and Yakuza 7 are coming to PC now.

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So I believe fully they are likely going to continue porting titles to PC, Switch, PS4 / PS5 etc Simply that they will trickle those ports like you are seeing with Yakuza on PC and XB. I think they are just doing it on a game by game basis to see if they should continue putting those titles on the platform.

So I'm expecting to see many of the games you listed come to PC and other systems like SMTV coming to PS4/PS5, Persona series going on Switch, the rest on PC etc Sega just wants to be conservative on how they do it, I see no reason to really doubt them considering what they've currently done... they've ported quite a bit over the last several years to show they very much intend on having PC a huge part of their install base.
 

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Better late than never I guess. Atlus was just late to the party, other developers like Bandai Namco, Square Enix and Capcom all figured it out years ago. Shame they never figured out that money could have been made from the get go.
 
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Better late than never I guess. Atlus was just late to the party, other developers like Bandai Namco, Square Enix and Capcom all figured it out years ago. Shame they never figured out that money could have been made from the get go.

Yes and No.

This is based on Sega as Sega owns Atlus.

Atlus couldn't even afford to stay open let alone do games on many systems at once. Even the publishers you named didn't do that often. For a very long time Capcom didn't even do that, only as of last gen did they even start doing stuff like DMC, RE series etc on PS3 and 360, before it would be like RE2 on PS1, then N64 or RE4 on Gamecube and then PS2 etc Square is the same way. I don't think its really fare to even make that criticism ignoring that even the publishers you are talking about only recently started putting a lot of their AAA titles out like that. So this has more to do with Sega owning those IP, then it has to do with "Atlus was just late to the party".
 

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Ok, but you are simply arguing happenchance. All those things are likely in the pipeline.
I would be more than happy to see happen even tho I don’t game on PC. Since I want to see more Atlus games get popular, especially Vanillaware.

I’m re-playing Odin Sphere recently for 13 Sentinels anticipation and my god, Odin Sphere is sooo good! But just like Valkyria Chronicles series it got good reviews but it’s barely known or even talked about......it’s fucking depressing.
 
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Yes and No.

This is based on Sega as Sega owns Atlus.

Atlus couldn't even afford to stay open let alone do games on many systems at once. Even the publishers you named didn't do that often. For a very long time Capcom didn't even do that, only as of last gen did they even start doing stuff like DMC, RE series etc on PS3 and 360, before it would be like RE2 on PS1, then N64 or RE4 on Gamecube and then PS2 etc Square is the same way. I don't think its really fare to even make that criticism ignoring that even the publishers you are talking about only recently started putting a lot of their AAA titles out like that. So this has more to do with Sega owning those IP, then it has to do with "Atlus was just late to the party".

Well by years ago, I meant in the past decade or so. The first breakthrough was Dark Souls which was released on steam in 2012, already 8 years ago. I think that was their first major hit, and realization, "oh hey we can make money here", same with SE and Capcom, even though both have been releasing games on PC since the 90's. But I believe like Castef said, digital delivery played a major role in this.
 
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I would be more than happy to see happen even tho I don’t game on PC. Since I want to see more Atlus games get popular, especially Vanillaware.

I’m re-playing Odin Sphere recently for 13 Sentinels anticipation and my god, Odin Sphere is sooo good! But just like Valkyria Chronicles series it got good reviews but it’s barely known or even talked about......it’s fucking depressing.

I get where you are coming from, but those games likely won't be as popular as they already are. The install base has basically spoken in terms of how they feel about those IP. So you and I know VC is a great game series, but that doesn't really mean everyone will care about it. So Odin Sphere or 13 Sentinels getting a PC port I don't think will make them overnight hits, they will be just as nitch as VC..

S sid2vicious I better understand what you mean as Namco Bandai out of all of them is the one that has been putting the deepest investment on PC as of late. Regardless, I think the always knew they could make money multiplatform, simply that cost was too much, but a series like Dark Souls was the type of IP that both install bases would buy. So I think they know more systems mean more money to make, it also means more money to spend so they must be careful. You can do that with a Dark Souls, not many IP from those publishers can do that though. I think most of the publishers you stated simply treat it like a game by game basis thing, like how those Gundam games don't really come to PC often or XB lol

Dupe: https://www.neogaf.com/threads/sega...o-pc-after-persona-4-goldens-success.1560391/
 
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