Sega Interest Piqued For Global Releases From Atlus Following Success Of RGG Studio Performance


Posted on May 14, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Although publisher Sega has continued to provide its allegiance to its home nation over in Japan, more releases unique to the region alongside western versions launching simultaneous too offer a new ambition from the firm is underway. Notably, RGG Studio’s Yakuza has proven to be the case alongside its blooming support for Xbox that still surprises thousands – including myself.

Already, the game studio pledged to continue with global releases for its new titles. During the recently held Judgment Day livestream, RGG Studio head Daisuke Sato verified the ambition for the developer to provide same day releases in most markets. However, there is other Sega subsidiaries following the same path. Prior to that, Team Sonic also stated that Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will also be receiving a global launch in June.

Now, corporate Sega shares the same fate is likely to fall upon Atlus as well. In an interview with Famitsu, the publisher presses that the Persona team is to follow the same footsteps as RGG Studio after the proven success with the release of Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon. Thankfully, ResetEra user Son of Sparda translated the news.

Simultaneous worldwide release on multiple platforms will be a tailwind for titles. Of course we’ll make adjustments for each title, but we’d like to be aware of global expansion for Atlus titles as well.

Fumi Uchiumi, Sega Vice President

In addition to the statement from Sega, the firm adds that Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon is definitively the most successful release for the series to date. Prior to that, the game when releasing in Japan last January already broke franchise records on the digital realm of unit sales prior to hitting the rest of the globe.

Elsewhere from Atlus early on, the firm in its annual user poll asked if fans are interested in seeing more platforms welcome Persona. Although a fairly arbitrary question, the developer lists Xbox as a potential candidate for the first time. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you excited Sega is to follow suit with more global releases?

Source: ResetEra

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