SEGA had a pretty good start this year releasing the widely acclaimed titlesYakuza 0 which saw a brand new audience in the west and Persona 5, which happens to be the best selling entry in the franchise. One thing both these titles share is that they are Sony exclusive titles, so if you don’t own a Sony PlayStation 3 or 4, you won’t be able to experience the goodness that is Yakuza 0 or Persona 5. Seeing that SEGA Europe has been very kind to their SEGA PC ports list in the last few months, by having Platinum Games port over both Bayonetta and Vanquish to PC platforms. The guys over at PC gamer asked SEGA Europe’s senior vice president of commercial publishing, John Clark, what they are looking into porting over to the good old steam store:
“If I asked you to write me a list of ten games you want Sega to bring out on PC, it probably isn’t any different from the list [we have], I could ask anyone at Sega: write me a list. And what motivates it? I think there’s a certain catalogue that people just have an affinity with. If you send [your] list over I’ll tell you which ones we can tick, which ones are on our list, which ones are possibilities, which ones are not possibilities, which ones we’ve talked about, which ones we’re talking about, which ones we’re working on, you know, they’ll be on that list.”
Since Mr. Clark didn’t go into specifics, PC Gamer pressed him and asked if a franchise like Yakuza would fit their type of list.
“It’s on that list, Of course something we’re talking about it… that would just be incredible to bring that to the PC audience.”
Next PC Gamer asked about the possibility of the Persona series of games to come to PC platforms and he’s answer seemed to echo the one about Yakuza series. Maybe another future SEGA PC Ports?
“Of course, of course—I keep trying to get in ahead of you, I’m trying to guess what you’re going to say next. We don’t feel that anything is off the table in terms of these conversations. The fact that as an organisation we’re having these healthy conversations, they’re constructive, we recognise the value, we recognise the value of the community, the IP. The IP has got continued life to grow and get bigger.”
The author of the article, Joe Donnelly says that after his conversation with SEGA that he feels very confident that we will be seeing the Yakuza and Persona series on PC. Which is very interesting that they have a list of SEGA PC ports that they are working on. Last year we had a leaked rumored list of high priority SEGA PC Ports which only has gotten one title released from it. That list included: Vanquish (out now), Resonance of Fate, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva franchise, Virtua Fighter 5 and Valkyria Revolution. I would assume with the recent success of Yakuza and Persona franchises earlier this year, they would really want to bring those titles to another audience and right now the PC gamers are loving these type of SEGA PC ports. What are your thoughts? Should the Yakuza and Persona series stay Sony exclusive? Sound off in the comments.
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