The Persona saga has become one of the most outstanding franchises found under the Sega umbrella. Atlus games found the key to success with these JRPGs that continue to register large numbers. Therefore, the developer could benefit from a new policy by Sega.
On the other hand, the Yakuza saga is increasingly rooted in western audiences and its great sales achieved with the latest installment, which has reached many platforms, have also been able to make Sega welcome a change in strategy in its launch policies.
An interview with Famitsu It allowed thousands of players to see their hopes of playing sagas as Persona fulfilled. The Sega sagas that have always clashed have deep regionalism in Japan or an exclusivity, they could radically change third.
The vice president of Sega, Shuji Utsumi, has revealed that Yakuza: Like a Dragon the most successful game of the franchise thanks to its multiplatform launch and added that Sega was considering a similar measure for Atlus games. Referring to the Persona saga, Utsumi commented that the company also considers multiplatform and simultaneous global releases, although there could be exceptions.
This is good news for those who have not been able to enjoy Atlus games due to platform issues. Additionally, other studio sagas such as Shin Megami Tensei and Etrian Odyssey could also benefit from this.
In regards to all this matter, it has been learned that Sony will continue to bet on Japanese licenses with PS5, according to the CEO of PlayStation. The exclusivity of Persona 5 Royal is one of the most prominent although two insiders dropped that the game could reach Game Pass.