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Sega's VP Shuji Utsumi did an interview for the latest issue of Famitsu. In the interview, he said the following:

"For the first time, we released [the latest entry in the Yakuza series, Yakuza 7] with an approach committed to multiplatform development, and a simultaneous international release. We'd taken a property which, up until that point, had been focused primarily on the PlayStation platform in Japan, and expanded it to Xbox and Steam, which was well received. Looking at the series worldwide, [Yakuza 7] is now the biggest hit we've had thus far. There aren't many people who can make global hit titles, Mr. Nagoshi decided to [step down as Sega CCO] to concentrate on development again. It can be difficult to make a profit unless he succeeds on a global scale, so he will concentrate on developing big titles."

"Maybe there will be an announcement of a new Sonic work nearby."

(Are you aiming for simultaneous worldwide release of the Persona series, etc.?) "Simultaneous worldwide release on multiple platforms will be a tailwind for the title. I want to be aware of global expansion."

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 12 May 2021

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I liked Y7 a lot but looking more towards Lost Judgment as I prefer the beat em up combat.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

The Persona part is really good to hear.
I'm hoping they'll stick to that and that we'll get some re-releases of previous games on more platforms.



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atleast make sure SMT also goes to Playstation platforms.... seriously, its about time.



JRPGfan said:

atleast make sure SMT also goes to Playstation platforms.... seriously, its about time.

Well, that deal was signed 4 years ago so don't get your hopes up. Remember They say this about Atlus every few years and little comes of it. Typically when they say multiplatform they mean decade-old games on PC.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

JRPGfan said:

atleast make sure SMT also goes to Playstation platforms.... seriously, its about time.

You mean besides that ?



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SKMBlake said:
JRPGfan said:

atleast make sure SMT also goes to Playstation platforms.... seriously, its about time.

You mean besides that ?

Well newer SMT titles haven't been on PS consoles for like over a decade, longer I'm sure.



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