Does he have a point though?
I told him this earlier, but he either didn't see my comment or ignored it.
Dragon Quest XI S received a subtitle to highlight that it's an enhanced version with a lot of additional content that separates it from the original 2017 game in a substantial way.
But if Atlus were to announce a P5 port to Switch around this time, it would naturally be the same game as Royal. Which is why people didn't think they'd give the same game two different titles. A couple of potential Nintendo DLC costumes wouldn't warrant a name change.
Well, if we thought about such details, sure, then you are right. But both him and I fell for a very easy cognitive trap.
1. It's a game with a capital S in the title
2. The Switch exists, its name begins with a capital S
3. The game is coming to the Switch!
It's the same like saying that I have skin, and potatoes also have skin, therefore I must be a potato lol. We fell for it. It's true that the S could stand for anything and we just liked to think the simplest solution. Because hey, we can all agree that this game could run on the Switch and that it would fit with the portable aspect. We wished this to be the Switch version because there are signs pointing at a logical decision.
Yeah, I did not rule out that P5S could have been the enhanced version, until we found out what Persona 5 Royal was yesterday.
When P5R was first teased I was a bit unsure if it really was the enhanced version, because of the PS4 animation at the start of the trailer that also appeared on Atlus youtube page, which is unusual for multiplats. They'd usually have a 'clean' version on the developers site, and then Playstation can add a PS4 animation when they upload it to their Youtube channel, and Xbox can add an Xbox animation to it when they upload it to theirs, etc.
And I thought P5 would probably come to Switch, because they have traditionally put them on the most relevant handhelds that can run them, and Joker in Smash increased the probability, and as you said, Switch can run P5 no problem, so that made me have some doubts about P5R being the enhanced version.
But it was still hard for me to imagine Atlus giving the same game two different titles, if they were announced around the same timeframe.
Though I don't fault people for thinking that way if they didn't consider the things I mentioned.
I wouldn't rule out it coming to Switch in the future, but at this point I have no particular reason to expect it.
Last edited by Hiku - on 25 April 2019